Giraffatitan brancai Janensch 1914 (brachiosaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Brachiosauridae

Alternative combinations: Astrodon brancai, Brachiosaurus brancai, Brachiosaurus branchi, Branchiosaurus brancai

Synonyms: Astrodon fraasi Janensch 1914, Brachiosaurus fraasi Janensch 1914, Brachiosaurus fraasii Janensch 1914

Full reference: W. Janensch. 1914. Übersicht über die Wirbeltierfauna der Tendaguru-Schichten [Overview of the vertebrate fauna of the Tendaguru beds]. Archiv für Biontologie 3:81-110

Belongs to Giraffatitan according to P. D. Mannion et al. 2013

See also Apesteguía 2005, Apesteguía 2005, Apesteguía 2007, Bedell and Trexler 2005, Bonaparte 1978, Bonaparte 1999, Carballido et al. 2012, D'Emic 2012, Dalla Vecchia 2005, de Almeida et al. 2004, Filippi and Garrido 2008, Fischer 1970, Furon 1963, González Riga et al. 2009, Gross 1934, Haughton 1928, Hennig 1914, Huene 1919, Huene 1927, Ingavat and Taquet 1978, Jain et al. 1979, Janensch 1914, Janensch 1933, Janensch 1937, Janensch 1938, Kingham 1962, Knoll et al. 2012, Ksepka and Norell 2010, Lull 1915, Mannion 2009, Martin et al. 1993, Marty et al. 2010, Mateus 2006, McIntosh 1990, McIntosh 1990, Mezga et al. 2007, Mocho et al. 2014, Molnar 1991, Molnar 1991, Moser et al. 2006, Olshevsky 1992, Parkinson 1928, Rich et al. 1983, Royo-Torres et al. 2006, Royo-Torres et al. 2014, Saegusa et al. 2010, Salgado and Calvo 1997, Salgado et al. 1997, Salisbury et al. 2016, Santafé et al. 1982, Sanz et al. 1987, Steel 1970, Stromer 1936, Swinton 1970, Taquet 1984, Tatarinov 1964, Taylor 2009, Taylor et al. 2011, Tidwell and Wilhite 2005, Upchurch et al. 2004, Van Valen 1969, Wilhite 2005, Wilson and Sereno 1998, You and Li 2009 and Zhang et al. 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Giraffatitan brancai: MB.R.2180 (= S I; = S 66), a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Tendaguru quarry S, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian estuary/bay marl in the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania.
  • Brachiosaurus fraasi: HMN, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Tendaguru quarry Y, which is in a Kimmeridgian estuary/bay marl in the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur circumference 730.0

Estimated body mass: 47.1 tons based on femur circumference

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Tanzania (41 collections)

Total: 41 collections each including a single occurrence

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