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Angolatitan adamastor

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Angolatitan adamastor was named by Mateus et al. (2011). Its type specimen is MGUANPA-003, a set of limb elements (partial right forelimb including the scapula, humerus, ulna, radius and metacarpals I, III, and IV), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Iembe, Tadi, which is in a Turonian coastal horizon in the Tadi Beds Formation of Angola.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2011Angolatitan adamastor Mateus et al. p. 222 figs. 3-5
2012Angolatitan adamastor D'Emic
2012Angolatitan adamastor Mateus et al.

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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
Somphospondyli
genusAngolatitan
speciesadamastor

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
O. M. Mateus et al. 2011Titanosauriform sauropod with: posteroventral eminence in scapula in the proximal one-quarter, anterior to the acromial ridge; acute medioproximal margin of humerus; and rectangular lateral corner of proximal humerus; proximal outline of the ulna with anteromedial ridge (process); posterior facet of the distal epiphysis of metacarpal I with two small splint-like projections
Body mass estimates
estimateequationreference
 7.18 tons Sauropoda humerus circumferenceAnderson et al. 1985
Measurements
partNmean
humerus circumference1432.0
radius circumference1225.0
ulna circumference1270.0

Composition: hydroxyapatiteinfrao
Entire body: yesinfrao
Adult length: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult width: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult height: 10 to < 100infrao
Thickness: thickinfrao
Architecture: compact or denseinfrao
Form: sphericalinfrao
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partsinfrao
Grouping: gregariousinfrao
Environment: terrestrialinfrao
Locomotion: actively mobileinfrao
Life habit: ground dwellinginfrao
Diet: herbivoreinfrao
Reproduction: oviparousinfrao
Dispersal: direct/internalinfrao
Dispersal 2: mobileinfrao
Created: 2004-12-14 12:49:10
Modified: 2004-12-14 14:49:10
Source: infrao = infraorder
References: Kiessling 2004, Marsh 1875

Age range: Late/Upper Turonian or 93.50000 to 89.30000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Turonian93.5 - 89.3Angola (Bengo) Sauropoda indet. (type locality: 60168)