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Titanopodus

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Titanopodus was named by González Riga and Calvo (2009). It is considered to be a form taxon.

It was assigned to Titanosauria by González Riga and Calvo (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2009Titanopodus González Riga and Calvo p. 624

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
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
Somphospondyli
Titanosauria
genusTitanopodus

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
B. J. González Riga and J. O. Calvo 2009Sauropod tracks of medium size (footprint length abut 50 cm) characterized by a wide-gauge trackway [manus and pes trackway ratios (MTR and PTR) of 18–22 and 26–31 per cent respectively]; manus tracks without claw impressions and strongly rotated outward (25–48 degrees), with asymmetrical crescent shape and acuminate and thinner external border; pes tracks with subtriangular to subcircular shape, longer than wide, and rotated slight negative (outward); pronounced heteropody (manus ⁄ pes area ratio of 1:3); outer limits of trackway defined, in some cases, by manus tracks; manus-pes distance about 1.7 times pes footprint length; stride length around 4.9 times pes track length; step angle 92–110 degrees; tail drag marks absent.