†family Faveoloolithidae Zhao and Ding 1976 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Faveoloolithidae

Full reference: Z. Zhao and S. Ding. 1976. [Discovery of the dinosaurian egg-shells from Alxa, Ningxia and its stratigraphical significance]. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 14(2):42-44

Parent taxon: Sauropoda according to K. E. Mikhaillov 2000

See also Mikhailov et al. 1994 and Zhao 1994

Sister taxa: Acanthopholis platypus, Aepisaurus, Agustiniidae, Amygdalodon, Asiatosaurus, Astrodon johnstoni, Atlantosauridae, Atlantosaurus, Barosaurus affinis, Bothriospondylidae, Bothriospondylus elongatus, Bothrosauropodidae, Bothrosauropodoidea, Brachiosaurus nougaredi, Brontopodidae, Brontopodus, Brontosauridae, Bruhathkayosaurus, Camarasauroidea, Campylodoniscus, Cardiodontidae, Cetiosaurus epioolithicus, Cetiosaurus hypoolithicus, Cetiosaurus longus, Cetiosaurus medius, Chiayusaurus, Chinshakiangosaurus, Chondrosteosaurus, Chubutisauridae, Chuxiongosaurus, Clasmodosaurus, Clasmodosaurus spatula, Dachongosaurus, Damalasaurus, Eosauropoda, Eusauropoda, Gigantosaurus, Gravisauria, Hamanosauripus, Haplocanthosauridae, Herrerasauridae, Homalosauropodidae, Homalosauropodoidea, Iguanodon praecursor, Iguanodonichnus, Isanosaurus, Koreanosauripus, Kotasaurus, Kunmingosaurus, Lamplughsaura, Lancanjiangosaurus, Liujianpus, Mamenchisauroidea, Microdontosaurus, Microsaurops, Morinosaurus, Morinosaurus priscus, Morosauridae, Neosodon, Nurosaurus, Ohmdenosaurus, Oplosaurus, Ornithopsidae, Oshanosaurus, Parabrontopodidae, Parabrontopodus, Pleurocoelidae, Pleurocoelus altus, Pleurocoelus nanus, Pleurocoelus valdensis, Polyonyx, Protognathosaurus, Pulanesaura, Qinlingosaurus, Ravatichnus, Rotundichnus, Sanpasaurus, Tapinosaurus, Tendaguriidae, Titanosaurus lydekkeri, Titanosaurus montanus, Ultrasaurus, Vulcanodon, Zizhongosaurus

Subtaxa: Faveoloolithus Parafaveoloolithus Sphaerovum

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Type: Faveoloolithus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (30 collections), China (5), Mongolia (3), South Korea (5), Uruguay (4)

Total: 47 collections each including a single occurrence

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