Vulcanodon Raath 1972 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Full reference: M. A. Raath. 1972. Fossil vertebrate studies in Rhodesia: a new dinosaur (Reptilia: Saurischia) from near the Tria-Jurassic boundary. Arnoldia 5(31):1-37

Parent taxon: Sauropoda according to T. Sekiya 2011

See also Allain et al. 2004, Allain and Aquesbi 2008, Bandyopadhyay et al. 2010, Bandyopadhyay et al. 2003, Benton 1990, Bonaparte 1986, Bonaparte 1986, Carroll 1988, Dong 1998, Hunt et al. 1995, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1997, Mocho et al. 2014, Molnar 1980, Moser et al. 2006, Otero and Pol 2013, Raath 1972, Royo-Torres et al. 2006, Salgado et al. 1997, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Sereno et al. 1999, Smith and Pol 2007, Suteethorn et al. 2010, Upchurch 1995, Upchurch 1995, Upchurch et al. 2004, Upchurch et al. 2007, Wilson 2002, Wilson and Sereno 1998 and Xing et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Acanthopholis platypus, Aepisaurus, Agustiniidae, Amygdalodon, Asiatosaurus, Astrodon johnstoni, Atlantosauridae, Atlantosaurus, Barosaurus affinis, Bothriospondylidae, Bothriospondylus elongatus, Bothrosauropodidae, Bothrosauropodoidea, Brachiosaurus nougaredi, Brontopodidae, Brontopodus, Brontosauridae, Bruhathkayosaurus, Camarasauroidea, Campylodoniscus, Cardiodontidae, Cetiosaurus epioolithicus, Cetiosaurus hypoolithicus, Cetiosaurus longus, Cetiosaurus medius, Chiayusaurus, Chinshakiangosaurus, Chondrosteosaurus, Chubutisauridae, Chuxiongosaurus, Clasmodosaurus, Clasmodosaurus spatula, Dachongosaurus, Damalasaurus, Eosauropoda, Eusauropoda, Faveoloolithidae, Gigantosaurus, Gravisauria, Hamanosauripus, Haplocanthosauridae, Herrerasauridae, Homalosauropodidae, Homalosauropodoidea, Iguanodon praecursor, Iguanodonichnus, Isanosaurus, Koreanosauripus, Kotasaurus, Kunmingosaurus, Lamplughsaura, Lancanjiangosaurus, Liujianpus, Mamenchisauroidea, Microdontosaurus, Microsaurops, Morinosaurus, Morosauridae, Neosodon, Nurosaurus, Ohmdenosaurus, Oplosaurus, Ornithopsidae, Oshanosaurus, Parabrontopodidae, Parabrontopodus, Pleurocoelidae, Pleurocoelus altus, Pleurocoelus nanus, Pleurocoelus valdensis, Polyonyx, Protognathosaurus, Pulanesaura, Qinlingosaurus, Ravatichnus, Rotundichnus, Sanpasaurus, Tapinosaurus, Tendaguriidae, Titanosaurus lydekkeri, Titanosaurus montanus, Ultrasaurus, Zizhongosaurus

Subtaxa: Vulcanodon karibaensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Lake Kariba Island 126/127 (Jurassic of Zimbabwe)

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