Brontopodus Farlow et al. 1989 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

Synonym: Chuxiongpus Chen and Huang 1993

Full reference: J. O. Farlow, J. G. Pittman, and J. M. Hawthorne. 1989. Brontopodus birdi, Lower Cretaceous dinosaur footprints from the U.S. Gulf Coastal Plain. Dinosaur Tracks and Traces. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 371-394

Parent taxon: Sauropoda according to J. Le Loeuff et al. 2006

See also ApesteguĂ­a 2005, Farlow et al. 1989, Lockley et al. 2006, Lockley et al. 2013 and Lockley et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthopholis platypus, Aepisaurus, Agustiniidae, Amygdalodon, Asiatosaurus, Astrodon johnstoni, Atlantosauridae, Atlantosaurus, Barosaurus affinis, Bothriospondylidae, Bothriospondylus elongatus, Bothrosauropodidae, Bothrosauropodoidea, Brachiosaurus nougaredi, Brontopodidae, 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, Faveoloolithidae, 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: Brontopodus birdi Brontopodus changlingensis Brontopodus oncalensis Brontopodus pentadactylus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (4 collections), Portugal (1), South Korea (10), Spain (6), United States (14: Arkansas, Texas, Utah, Virginia)

• Jurassic of Chile (1), China (1), France (2), Morocco (1), Poland (1), Portugal (8), Spain (2), Switzerland (1), United States (5: Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 57 collections each including a single occurrence

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