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Massopoda

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Massopoda was named by Yates (2007). It is not extant. It was considered monophyletic by Yates (2007).

It was assigned to Plateosauria by Novas et al. (2011); and to Sauropodomorpha by Yates (2007) and McPhee et al. (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Massopoda Yates
2011Massopoda Novas et al. p. 341 fig. 4
2015Massopoda McPhee et al. p. 19 fig. 12

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Massopoda

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
A. M. Yates 2007The most inclusive clade containing Saltasaurus loricatus but not Plateosaurus engelhardti
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Maximum body mass: 100000 kgg
Minimum body mass: 10 kgg
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Source: g = genus, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Peczkis 1995

Age range: base of the Norian to the top of the Early/Lower Eocene or 228.00000 to 48.60000 Ma

Collections (2136 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3Lesotho (Mafeteng) Melanorosauridae indet. (59291)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Argentina (La Rioja) Coloradia brevis (52014) Lessemsaurus sauropoides (56156) Riojasaurus incertus (58569) Riojasaurus incertus, Coloradisaurus brevis (52032) Sauropoda indet. (32325)
Norian228.0 - 208.5France (Languedoc-Roussillon) Sauropoda indet. (58623 58624)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Argentina (Santa Cruz) Mussaurus patagonicus (52015 179278)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Lesotho (Mohale's Hoek) Melanorosaurus sp. (105770)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Thailand (Chaiyaphum) Sauropoda indet. (48873)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Lesotho (Leribe) Melanorosaurus sp. (106568)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3South Africa (Eastern Cape) Aliwalia rex (36610) Eucnemesaurus entaxonis (172834) Melanorosaurus readi (36704 36705) Roccosaurus tetrasacralis (36609) Sauropoda indet. (35295)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3South Africa (Free State) Blikanasaurus cromptoni (106569) Eucnemesaurus fortis (36733 107176) Massospondylus sp. (149752) Melanorosaurus readi (106571)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Lesotho (Maseru) Melanorosaurus sp. (107170)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0France (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur) Megaloolithus petralta, Dinosauria indet. (35933) Megaloolithus sp., Hypselosaurus priscus (59780)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Russian Federation (Amur) Arkharavia heterocoelica (38134) Sauropoda indet. (47029)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Argentina (Río Negro) Titanosauridae indet. (31079)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0France (Languedoc-Roussillon) Dinosauria indet. (53481) Tritonausaurus sp. (91074)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Spain (Aragón) Sauropoda indet., Megaloolithidae indet. (45437) Titanosauridae indet. (46437)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0India (Tamil Nadu) Bruhathkayosaurus matleyi, Sauropoda indet. (59877)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Brazil (Minas Gerais) Sauropoda indet. (83250 83300 83301) Titanosauria indet., Megaloolithidae indet., Trigonosaurus pricei, Aeolosaurus indet. (64133) Titanosauridae indet. (51663 51958 51959 51960 83539)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (New Mexico) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (179272)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Texas) Alamosaurus sanjuanensis (52087) Lithostrotia indet. (164702 164703)
Late/Upper Paleocene - Early/Lower Eocene58.7 - 48.6Peru (Puno) Ornithopoda indet. (28230)