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Coloradia

Reptilia - Plateosauridae

Taxonomy
Coloradia was named by Bonaparte (1978). Its type is Coloradia brevis.

It was replaced with Coloradisaurus by Lambert (1983).

It was assigned to Plateosauridae by Bonaparte (1978) and Olsen and Galton (1984); and to Anchisauridae by Carroll (1988).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1978Coloradia Bonaparte p. 328 figs. 1-2
1984Coloradia Olsen and Galton p. 93
1988Coloradia Carroll

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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)
familyPlateosauridae
genusColoradia

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. F. Bonaparte 1978Antorbital region clearly shorter than in Plateosaurus-Lufengosaurus; with proportionally long frontals. Antorbital fenestra partially beneath the orbit; pronounced dorsal maxillary process. Orbit proportionally large, with sclerotic ring. Mandibular symphysis and posterior half of mandible shorter than in Plateosaurus. Cervical vertebrae low and long, bearing long, thin cervical ribs.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Source: subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009
Collections
No collection or age range data are available