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Saltasauridae (saltasaurid)

Reptilia - Titanosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Saltasauridae Sereno p. 63
2002Saltasauridae Wilson p. 240 fig. 13
2004Saltasauridae Upchurch et al. p. 270
2004Saltasauridae You et al. p. 910 fig. 6
2006Saltasauridae Royo-Torres et al. p. 1926 fig. 3
2008Saltasauridae Malkani p. 69
2011Saltasauridae Zaher et al. p. 8 fig. 7
2012Saltasauridae D'Emic

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
RankNameAuthor
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
Eusauropoda
Neosauropoda
Macronaria
Titanosauriformes
Somphospondyli
Titanosauria
familyTitanosauridae
EutitanosauriaSanz et al. 1999
Lithostrotia
familySaltasauridae
familySaltasauridae

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteinfrao
Entire body: yesinfrao
Adult length: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult width: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult height: 10 to < 100infrao
Maximum body mass: 30000 kgg
Minimum body mass: 3000 kgg
Thickness: thickinfrao
Architecture: compact or denseinfrao
Form: sphericalinfrao
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partsinfrao
Grouping: gregariousinfrao
Environment: terrestrialinfrao
Locomotion: actively mobileinfrao
Life habit: ground dwellinginfrao
Diet: herbivoreinfrao
Reproduction: oviparousinfrao
Dispersal: direct/internalinfrao
Dispersal 2: mobileinfrao
Created: 2004-12-14 12:49:10
Modified: 2004-12-14 14:49:10
Source: g = genus, infrao = infraorder
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Albian to the top of the Late/Upper Maastrichtian or 113.00000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (51 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Aptian - Santonian125.0 - 83.6Uruguay (Paysandù) Saltasauridae indet. (133236)
Albian113.0 - 100.5China (Zhejiang) Jiangshanosaurus lixianensis (51234)
Cenomanian - Campanian100.5 - 72.1Argentina (Río Negro) Loricosaurus sp. (51581)
Late/Upper Coniacian - Early/Lower Santonian89.3 - 83.5Argentina (Neuquén) Petrobrasaurus puestohernandezi (117450)
Senonian89.3 - 66.0Argentina (Río Negro) Loricosaurus scutatus (64087)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Argentina (Neuquén) Titanosaurus australis, Microcoelus patagonicus (51569)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Texas) Alamosaurus sp. (165198)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1China (Shandong) Zhuchengtitan zangjiazhuangensis (96815)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0Uruguay (Soriano) Titanosaurus australis (59147)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0Mongolia (Omnogov) Sauropoda indet. (37005)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6Argentina (Río Negro) Neuquensaurus sp. (51579)
Early/Lower Campanian - Middle Campanian83.5 - 70.6Argentina (Río Negro) Neuquensaurus australis (55740) Saltasaurinae indet. (67094)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (New Mexico) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (47815 47818)
Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Argentina (Río Negro) Bonatitan reigi (49557) Rocasaurus sp., Rocasaurus muniozi (32370) Titanosaurus australis, Loricosaurus scutatus (51573) Titanosaurus robustus (52021)
Middle Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Argentina (Rio Negro) Saltasauridae indet. (96101 96102)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (Texas) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (52090 52091 61847 85189 85191 165562)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Brazil (Minas Gerais) Titanosauridae indet. (51628)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (Utah) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (45721 45722) Sauropoda indet. (45718)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (New Mexico) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (47819 54103 117451 171027 194978)
Early/Lower Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (New Mexico) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (97795 121580 121581 138834 138836)
Early/Lower Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Argentina (Salta) Atlantosauridae indet. (13307)
Lancian70.6 - 66.0USA (New Mexico) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (14518 47010 47817 70335) Alamosaurus sp. (55289) Sauropoda indet. (46992)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Brazil (Minas Gerais) Trigonosaurus pricei (64133)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (New Mexico) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (179272)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Texas) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (52087)