Brachiosaurus Riggs 1903 (brachiosaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Brachiosauridae

Alternative spelling: Brachyosaurus

Full reference: E. S. Riggs. 1903. Brachiosaurus altithorax, the largest known dinosaur. American Journal of Science, series 4 15:299-306

Parent taxon: Brachiosauridae according to P. D. Mannion et al. 2017

See also Allain and Aquesbi 2008, Apesteguía 2005, Apesteguía 2005, Bonaparte 1986, Bonaparte 1986, Bonaparte 1999, Britt and Naylor 1994, Carballido et al. 2015, Carroll 1988, Chure et al. 2006, Coombs and Molnar 1981, Curry Rogers 2005, D'Emic 2012, D'Emic 2013, D'Emic et al. 2016, Dodson 1997, Dong 1998, Filippi et al. 2011, Galton 1977, Huene 1908, Huene 1908, Huene 1909, Huene 1927, Huene 1927, Huene 1929, Huene 1958, Jacobs et al. 1996, Janensch 1914, Joleaud 1922, Kingham 1962, Ksepka and Norell 2010, Langston 1974, Lapparent 1943, Lapparent 1960, Lull 1919, Lull 1924, Mannion and Calvo 2011, Mannion et al. 2013, Maxwell and Cifelli 2000, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1997, Miller et al. 1991, Molnar 1980, Moser et al. 2006, Nopcsa 1928, Riggs 1904, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Rose 2007, Royo-Torres et al. 2006, Russell 1984, Salgado 1993, Salgado and Calvo 1993, Salgado et al. 1997, Salisbury et al. 2016, Santafé et al. 1982, Sanz 1986, Sekiya 2011, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Smith et al. 2001, Steel 1970, Suteethorn et al. 2010, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Taylor 2009, Thulborn 2002, Upchurch 1995, Upchurch 1995, Upchurch et al. 2004, von Zittel 1911, Whitlock 2011, Williston 1905, Wilson 2002, Wilson and Sereno 1998, Xing et al. 2015 and You and Li 2009

Sister taxa: Abydosaurus, Bellusaurinae, Brachiosaurinae, Camarasaurinae, Cedarosaurus, Euhelopodinae, Europasaurus, Giraffatitan, Klamelisaurinae, Lusotitan, Ornithopsis eucamerotus, Sonorasaurus, Soriatitan, Venenosaurus, Vouivria

Subtaxa: Brachiosaurus (Brachiosaurus) Brachiosaurus altithorax

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Germany (1 collection), Tanzania (2), United States (12: Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming), Zimbabwe (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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