Apatosaurus louisae Holland 1915 (diplodocid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Diplodocidae

Alternative combinations: Apatosaurus loisae, Atlantosaurus louisae

Synonyms: Apatosaurus laticollis Marsh 1879, Atlantosaurus laticollis Marsh 1879

Full reference: W. J. Holland. 1915. A new species of Apatosaurus. Annals of Carnegie Museum 10(1-2):143-145

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

See also Anonymous 1921, Anonymous 1949, Apesteguía 2005, Apesteguía 2005, Apesteguía 2007, Avinoff 1934, Bakker 1996, Bonaparte 1999, Calvo and Salgado 1995, Chure et al. 2006, Foster et al. 2016, Gallina and Apesteguía 2005, Gilmore 1936, Gilmore 1936, Harris 2006, Hay 1902, Herne and Lucas 2006, Holland 1915, Holland 1916, Holland 1931, Jain et al. 1979, Janensch 1937, Johnson 1931, Kay 1951, Mannion 2009, Marsh 1879, Marsh 1896, Mateus 2006, McIntosh 1981, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1995, Mcintosh and Berman 1975, Molnar and Wiffen 1994, Poropat 2013, Remes 2007, Riggs 1901, Salgado et al. 2012, Salgado et al. 2006, Sauvage 1880, Steel 1970, Stokes 1949, Strevell 1940, Swinton 1947, Tatarinov 1964, Tschopp and Mateus 2013, Tschopp and Mateus 2013, Upchurch et al. 2004, Upchurch et al. 2004, Van Valen 1969, Wilfarth 1938, Wilhite 2005, Young 1948, Young 1948 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxon: Apatosaurus ajax

Type specimens:

  • Apatosaurus louisae: CM 3018, a skeleton. Its type locality is Dinosaur National Monument Quarry (CM), which is in a Tithonian coarse channel fill sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Utah.
  • Apatosaurus laticollis: YPM 1861, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Lakes Quarry 10, Morrison (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of United States (3: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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