†family Saltasauridae Sereno 1998 (saltasaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Saltasauridae

Full reference: P. C. Sereno. 1998. A rationale for phylogenetic definitions, with application to the higher-level taxonomy of Dinosauria. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 210(1):41-83

Parent taxon: Lithostrotia according to E. Gorscak et al. 2017

See also D'Emic 2012, Malkani 2008, Royo-Torres et al. 2006, Sereno 1998, Upchurch et al. 2004, Wilson 2002, You et al. 2004 and Zaher et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Alamosaurus, Antarctosaurus, Atacamatitan, Austroposeidon, Baurutitan, Colossosauria, Elaltitan, Isisaurus, Jainosaurus, Lirainosaurinae, Lohuecotitan, Magyarosaurus, Malawisaurus, Mansourasaurus, Mnyamawamtuka, Nemegtosauridae, Normanniasaurus, Paludititan, Paralititan, Pellegrinisaurus, Pitekunsaurus, Qingxiusaurus, Rapetosaurus, Sarmientosaurus, Shingopana, Tengrisaurus, Titanosaurus, Uberabatitan, Vahiny, Volgatitan

Subtaxa: Neuquensaurus Opisthocoelicaudia Saltasaurinae Saltasaurus Trigonosaurus Zhuchengtitan

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (14 collections), Brazil (2), China (1), Ecuador (1), Mongolia (1), Uruguay (2)

Total: 21 collections including 26 occurrences

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