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Melanorosauridae (melanorosaurid)

Reptilia - Melanorosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Melanorosauridae Huene
1941Melanorosauridae Huene p. 141
1946Melanorosauridae Kuhn p. 65
1948Melanorosauridae Huene p. 91
1954Melanorosauridae Haughton and Brink p. 4
1956Melanorosauridae Romer p. 618
1963Melanorosauridae Parsch p. 4
1964Melanorosauridae Colbert p. 20 fig. 6
1966Melanorosauridae Kuhn p. 97
1966Melanorosauridae Romer p. 370
1970Melanorosauridae Colbert p. 26
1970Melanorosauridae Ellenberger p. 345
1970Melanorosauridae Reig p. 275
1970Melanorosauridae Steel p. 56
1970Melanorosauridae Swinton p. 161
1971Melanorosauridae Bonaparte p. 131
1971Melanorosauridae Galton p. 790
1972Melanorosauridae Raath
1973Melanorosauridae Benedetto
1976Melanorosauridae Galton and Cluver p. 153
1978Melanorosauridae Anderson and Cruickshank p. 31
1978Melanorosauridae Bonaparte p. 316–317
1979Melanorosauridae Benton p. 143
1980Melanorosauridae Ostrom p. 22
1985Melanorosauridae Attridge et al. p. 128
1986Melanorosauridae Battail p. 49
1988Melanorosauridae Carroll
1993Melanorosauridae Gauffre p. 650
1995Melanorosauridae Bonaparte and Pumares p. 342
1998Melanorosauridae Galton p. 157
1998Melanorosauridae Galton and Van Heerden p. 175
2004Melanorosauridae Galton and Upchurch pp. 250-251 fig. 12.11
2005Melanorosauridae Galton et al. p. 4
2007Melanorosauridae Naish and Martill p. 497

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

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
F. v. Huene 1948Hindleg relatively smaller; humerus has 4/5 length of femur; leg bones solid; vertebrae light, cavernous; anterior spine of ilium relatively large and posterior extremity small. South Africa only. (Point of origin the Sauropodes).
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

Age range: base of the Hettangian to the top of the Sinemurian or 201.30000 to 190.80000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8Lesotho (Mohale's Hoek) Melanorosauridae indet. (149710)
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8Lesotho (Mafeteng) Melanorosauridae indet. (149709)