Brontosaurus Marsh 1879 (diplodocid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Diplodocidae

Alternative spelling: Brontausaurus

Synonyms: Elosaurus Peterson and Gilmore 1902, Eobrontosaurus Bakker 1998

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1879. Notice of new Jurassic reptiles. American Journal of Science and Arts 18:501-505

Parent taxon: Apatosaurinae according to E. Tschopp et al. 2015

See also Bakker 1998, Carpenter and McIntosh 1994, Coombs and Molnar 1981, Dollo 1884, Dollo 1885, Forster and Spamer 1986, Gadow 1897, Galiano and Albersdörfer 2010, Galiano and Albersdörfer 2010, Gilmore 1932, Gilmore 1936, Hay 1902, Hay 1910, Holland 1916, Huene 1908, Huene 1909, Huene 1914, Huene 1927, Huene 1927, Huene 1929, Janensch 1938, Joleaud 1922, Lapparent 1943, Lockley 1990, Lull 1915, Lull 1924, Mansel-Pleydell 1902, Marsh 1879, Marsh 1881, Marsh 1884, Marsh 1885, Marsh 1895, Marsh 1896, Marsh 1898, McIntosh 1981, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1995, McIntosh 1997, Mcintosh and Berman 1975, Nopcsa 1928, Parsch 1963, Peterson and Gilmore 1902, Riggs 1903, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Salgado 1999, Santafé et al. 1982, Santafé-Llopis et al. 1981, Sauvage 1882, Steel 1970, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Taylor et al. 2011, Tornier 1913, Tschopp and Mateus 2013, Upchurch et al. 2004, Upchurch et al. 2004, Vetter 1884, von Zittel 1911 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Amphicoelias, Apatosaurus, Atlantosaurus immanis

Subtaxa: Brontosaurus excelsus Brontosaurus parvus Brontosaurus yahnahpin

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (21: Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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