†family Brachiosauridae Riggs 1904 (brachiosaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Brachiosauridae

Alternative spelling: Brachyosauridae

Synonyms: Astrodontidae Huene 1932, Astrodontinae Huene 1932, Pleurocoelidae Marsh 1888

Full reference: E. S. Riggs. 1904. Structure and relationships of opisthocoelian dinosaurs, part II: The Brachiosauridae. Field Columbian Museum Geological Series 2(6):229-247

Parent taxon: Titanosauriformes according to P. D. Mannion et al. 2017

See also Bakker 1986, Benton 1990, Bonaparte 1978, Bonaparte 1980, Bonaparte 1986, Bonaparte 1999, Carroll 1988, Chure et al. 2006, Colbert 1964, D'Emic 2012, D'Emic 2013, D'Emic et al. 2016, Delair 1960, Delair 1973, Dollo 1889, Dong 1990, Galton 1977, Hay 1902, Huene 1927, Huene 1948, Huene 1959, Hunt et al. 1995, Kuhn 1946, Kuhn 1966, Langston 1974, Lapparent 1947, Lapparent 1960, Madsen and Miller 1979, Mannion et al. 2013, Marsh 1895, Marsh 1896, Marsh 1898, Mateus and Milàn 2010, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1997, Molnar 1992, Moser et al. 2006, Nopcsa 1928, Ostrom 1980, Parsch 1963, Reig 1970, Riggs 1904, Romer 1956, Romer 1966, Rose 2007, Roxo 1937, Royo-Torres et al. 2006, Royo-Torres et al. 2007, Russell 1984, Santafé et al. 1982, Sereno 1997, Sereno 1998, Sereno 1999, Sereno et al. 1999, Steel 1970, Swinton 1936, Swinton 1970, Tatarinov 1964, Taylor 2009, Upchurch 1995, Upchurch 1995, Upchurch 1997, Upchurch et al. 2004, Wilson and Sereno 1998, Young 1958 and Zhao 1993

Sister taxa: Brohisaurus, Brohisaurus kirthari, Brontomerus mcintoshi, Duriatitan, Eucamerotus, Fukuititan, Fushanosaurus, Fusuisaurus, Huanghetitanidae, Iuticosaurus, Iuticosaurus valdensis, Jiutaisaurus, Jiutaisaurus xidiensis, Laurasiformes, Liaoningotitan, Macrurosaurus, Macrurosaurus semnus, Oceanotitan, Ornithopsis, Pelorosaurus, Pleurocoelus, Pukyongosaurus, Pukyongosaurus millenniumi, Rugocaudia, Rugocaudia cooneyi, Somphospondyli, Titanosaurimanus

Subtaxa: Abydosaurus Bellusaurinae Brachiosaurinae Brachiosaurus Camarasaurinae Cedarosaurus Euhelopodinae Galvesaurus Giraffatitan Klamelisaurinae Lusotitan Ornithopsis eucamerotus Sonorasaurus Soriatitan Venenosaurus Vouivria

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), Japan (1), Lebanon (2), Niger (1), South Africa (1), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (7: Arizona, Texas, Utah)

• Jurassic of Ethiopia (1), France (1), Germany (1), Portugal (1), Spain (1), Tanzania (44), United States (15: Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming), Zimbabwe (1)

Total: 82 collections including 85 occurrences

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