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Fusuisaurus zhaoi

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Taxonomy
Fusuisaurus zhaoi was named by Mo et al. (2006). Its type specimen is NHMG6729, a set of postcrania, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Liubangcun, Fusui (IVPP), which is in an Aptian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Xinlong Formation of China.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2006Fusuisaurus zhaoi Mo et al. p. 486 fig. 1
2007Fusuisaurus zhaoi Wang et al. p. 914
2009Fusuisaurus zhaoi Xing et al. p. 1391
2012Fusuisaurus zhaoi D'Emic
2014Fusuisaurus zhaoi Mo et al. p. 6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
Eusauropoda
Neosauropoda
Macronaria
Titanosauriformes
genusFusuisaurus
specieszhaoi

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. Mo et al. 2006A large sauropod distinguished from all other taxa in having a combination of the following character states: anterior dorsal ribs non-pneumatic, presence of a prominent, pointed anteroventral process of the ilium, the preacetabular blade strongly expanded dorsoventrally, posterior margin of the ilium notched, and transverse process of the anterior caudal vertebrae dorsoventrally flattened.