Amargasaurus cazaui Salgado and Bonaparte 1991 (dicraeosaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Dicraeosauridae

Synonym: Amargasaurus groeberi Bonaparte 1984 [replaced name]

Full reference: L. Salgado and J. F. Bonaparte. 1991. Un nuevo saurópodo Dicraeosauridae, Amargasaurus cazaui gen. et sp. nov., de la Formación La Amarga, Neocomiano de la provincia del Neuquén, Argentina [Amargasaurus cazaui gen. et sp. nov., a new dicraeosaurid sauropod from the La Amarga Formation, Neocomian of Neuquén province, Argentina]. Ameghiniana 28(3-4):333-346

Belongs to Amargasaurus according to L. M. Ibiricu et al. 2012

See also Apesteguía 2007, Bonaparte 1984, Bonaparte 1996, Calvo and Porfiri 2010, Calvo and Salgado 1995, Carrano 2017, Gallina and Apesteguía 2005, González Riga and Astini 2007, Grellet-Tinner et al. 2012, Harris 2006, Mocho et al. 2014, Novas 1997, Pereda-Suberbiola et al. 2013, Ruiz-Omeñaca and Canudo 2003, Salgado 1999, Salgado and Bonaparte 1991, Salgado and Calvo 1992, Salgado and Coria 2005, Tschopp and Mateus 2013, Upchurch et al. 2004 and Wilson 2002

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Amargasaurus cazaui: MACN-N 15, a skeleton. Its type locality is La Amarga (main site), which is in a Barremian/Aptian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the La Amarga Formation of Argentina.
  • Amargasaurus groeberi: Its type locality is La Amarga (main site), which is in a Barremian/Aptian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the La Amarga Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at La Amarga (main site)

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