Supersaurus vivianae Jensen 1985 (diplodocine)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Diplodocidae

Synonyms: Dystylosaurus edwini Jensen 1985, Ultrasauros macintoshi Jensen 1985, Ultrasaurus macintoshi Jensen 1985

Full reference: J. A. Jensen. 1985. Three new sauropod dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic of Colorado. The Great Basin Naturalist 45(4):697-709

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

See also Carpenter 2006, Chure et al. 2006, Curtice 1995, Curtice and Curtice 1996, Curtice et al. 1996, Curtice and Stadtman 2001, Harris 2006, Herne and Lucas 2006, Ibiricu et al. 2012, Jensen 1985, Lee and Lee 2006, Lovelace et al. 2005, Lovelace et al. 2005, Lovelace et al. 2003, Mateus 2006, McIntosh 1990, Miller et al. 1991, Olshevsky 1991, Olshevsky 1992, Paul 1988, Royo-Torres et al. 2006, Tschopp and Mateus 2013, Upchurch et al. 2004 and Wilson 2002

Sister taxon: Supersaurus lourinhanensis

Type specimens:

  • Supersaurus vivianae: BYU 5500, a limb element (scapulocoracoid). Its type locality is Dry Mesa Quarry [BYU], which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Dystylosaurus edwini: BYU 5750, a set of vertebrae (anterior dorsal vertebra). Its type locality is Dry Mesa Quarry [BYU], which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Ultrasauros macintoshi: BYU 5000, a set of vertebrae (posterior dorsal vertebra). Its type locality is Dry Mesa Quarry [BYU], which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (2: Colorado, Wyoming collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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