Barosaurus lentus Marsh 1890 (diplodocine)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Diplodocidae

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1890. Description of new dinosaurian reptiles. The American Journal of Science, series 3 39:81-86

Belongs to Barosaurus according to E. Tschopp et al. 2015

See also Apesteguía 2005, Calvo and Salgado 1995, Chure et al. 2006, Curtice 1995, Gallina and Apesteguía 2005, Harris 2006, Hay 1902, Ibiricu et al. 2012, Kirkland 1997, Lull 1919, Lull 1924, Marsh 1890, Marsh 1896, Mateus 2006, McIntosh 1981, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 2005, Mocho et al. 2014, Remes 2007, Ruiz-Omeñaca et al. 2008, Steel 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Tschopp and Mateus 2013, Upchurch 1995, Upchurch 1995, Upchurch et al. 2004, Wieland 1920 and Wilson 2002

Sister taxon: Barosaurus gracilis

Type specimen: YPM 429, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Hatch Ranch, Piedmont Butte, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian wet floodplain claystone in the Morrison Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur circumference 540.0, fibula circumference 267.0, humerus circumference 440.0, radius circumference 249.0, tibia circumference 368.0, ulna circumference 302.0

Estimated body mass: 12.3 tons based on femur circumference and humerus circumference

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (4: South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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