†family Massospondylidae Huene 1914 (saurischian)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Massospondylidae

Full reference: F. v. Huene. 1914. I: Animalia. Pars 4. Saurischia et Ornithischia triadica (“Dinosauria” triadica). 1-20

Parent taxon: Massopoda according to B. W. McPhee et al. 2015

See also Apaldetti et al. 2011, Apaldetti et al. 2013, Cooper 1981, Galton 1973, Heerden 1979, Huene 1914, Huene 1914, Huene 1920, Knoll 2005, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1966, Martínez 2009, Novas et al. 2011, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Smith and Pol 2007, Steel 1970, Sues et al. 2004 and Upchurch et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Anchisaurus, Riojasauridae, Sauropodiformes

Subtaxa: Adeopapposaurus Coloradisaurus Glacialisaurus Ignavusaurus Leyesaurus Lufengosaurus Massospondylus Ngwevu Pradhania Sarahsaurus

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (3), China (19), India (1), Lesotho (3), South Africa (26), United States (2: Arizona), Zimbabwe (13)

• Triassic to Jurassic of South Africa (1)

• Triassic of Argentina (2), South Africa (1)

Total: 72 collections including 89 occurrences

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