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Daxiatitan binglingi

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Taxonomy
Daxiatitan binglingi was named by You et al. (2008). Its type specimen is GSLTZP03-001, a set of postcrania, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Daxia, Lanzhou Basin, which is in a Cretaceous terrestrial horizon in China.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2008Daxiatitan binglingi You et al. p. 2 figs. 1, 2, 4a,b
2012Daxiatitan binglingi D'Emic
2013Daxiatitan binglingi Suteethorn et al. p. 461

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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
SauriaGauthier 1984
RankNameAuthor
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
Somphospondyli
Titanosauria
genusDaxiatitan
speciesbinglingi

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
H.-l. You et al. 2008Daxiatitan is a basal member of Titanosauria (definition following Upchurch et al [2004]: a stem-based taxon defined as Titanosauriforms more closely related to Saltasaurus than to Brachiosaurus) distinguished from others in having cervical vertebrae whose cranial prezygapophyseal articular facets are offset caudally such that nonarticular bone comprises the cranialmost portions of the prezygapophysis; distal margin of scapular body lies oblique relative to its long axis; femoral distal condyles beveled ~10° dorsolaterally with respect to femoral shaft; and femoral distal condyles directed caudomedially-craniolaterally in distal view.