Massospondylus Owen 1854 (saurischian)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Massospondylidae

Alternative spelling: Massosaurus

Full reference: R. Owen. 1854. Descriptive catalogue of the Fossil organic remains of Reptilia and Pisces contained in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. London 1-184

Parent taxon: Massospondylidae according to B. W. McPhee et al. 2015

See also Anderson and Cruickshank 1978, Apaldetti et al. 2011, Apaldetti et al. 2013, Attridge et al. 1985, Bakker and Galton 1974, Bandyopadhyay 1999, Bandyopadhyay and Sengupta 2006, Barrett 2009, Battail 1986, Benton 1990, Bonaparte 1969, Broom 1909, Broom 1913, Carroll 1988, Ellenberger 1970, Ellenberger 1974, Fischer 1870, Galton 1976, Galton and Cluver 1976, Galton and Upchurch 2004, Haughton 1924, Haughton and Brink 1954, Hay 1910, Heerden 1979, Huene 1902, Huene 1908, Huene 1909, Huene 1914, Huene 1914, Huene and Matley 1933, Lull 1924, Lydekker 1888, Lydekker 1890, Martínez 2009, Nopcsa 1928, Novas et al. 2011, Olsen and Galton 1984, Otero and Pol 2013, Owen 1861, Padian 1997, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Russell 1984, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Smith and Pol 2007, Steel 1970, Sues et al. 2004, Tatarinov 1964, Upchurch et al. 2007, Van Hoepen 1920, Van Hoepen 1920, von Zittel 1911, Young 1942 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Adeopapposaurus, Coloradisaurus, Glacialisaurus, Leyesaurus, Lufengosaurus, Pradhania

Subtaxa: Massospondylus carinatus Massospondylus hislopi Massospondylus kaalae

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Lesotho (2 collections), South Africa (26), Zimbabwe (13)

• Triassic to Jurassic of South Africa (1)

• Triassic of South Africa (1)

Total: 43 collections each including a single occurrence

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