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Barapasaurus tagorei

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Taxonomy
Barapasaurus tagorei was named by Jain et al. (1975). Its type specimen is ISI R.50, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Pochampalli (ISI), which is in a Sinemurian/Pliensbachian terrestrial sandstone/limestone in the Kota Formation of India.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1975Barapasaurus tagorei Jain et al.
1977Barapasaurus tagorei Rozhdestvensky p. 113
1979Barapasaurus tagorei Jain et al. p. 204
1986Barapasaurus tagorei Bonaparte p. 251
1989Barapasaurus tagorei Jain p. 101
1990Barapasaurus tagorei McIntosh p. 346
1993Barapasaurus tagorei Yadagiri p. 214
1995Barapasaurus tagorei Calvo and Salgado p. 30 fig. 18
1996Barapasaurus tagorei Loyal et al. p. 628
1996Baraposaurus tagori Mohabey and Udhoji p. 358
1997Barapasaurus tagorei Sahni p. 363
1997Barapasaurus tagorei Salgado et al. p. 5
1998Barapasaurus tagorei Dong p. 82
1998Barapasaurus tagorei Wilson and Sereno p. 15
1999Barapasaurus tagorei Bandyopadhyay p. 311
2001Barapasaurus tagorei Mohabey p. 480
2002Barapasaurus tagorei Wilson p. 271
2003Barapasaurus tagorei Bandyopadhyay et al. p. 31A
2004Barapasaurus tagorei Upchurch et al. p. 263
2005Barapasaurus tagorei Apesteguía p. 249
2006Barapasaurus tagorei Bandyopadhyay and Sengupta p. 79
2006Barapasaurus tagorei Moser et al. p. 35
2007Barapasaurus tagorei Upchurch et al. p. 75
2010Barapasaurus tagorei Bandyopadhyay et al. p. 541
2014Barapasaurus tagorei Mocho et al.

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
Eusauropoda
genusBarapasaurus
speciestagorei

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
S. Bandyopadhyay et al. 2010Large sauropod with slender limbs; teeth spoon-shaped with bulbous base and with grooves on anterolabial and posterolingual sides of the crown; coarse tubercles mostly on posterior carina; cervical and cranial dorsal vertebrae opisthocoelous while others platycoelous; primitive acamerate vertebrae morphology in cervical and cranial dorsal vertebrae; intraprezygapophyseal laminae joined the prezygapophyses on the midline at the dorsal margin of the neural canal in the caudal cervicals; hyposphene-hypantrum articulation well-developed in middle and caudal dorsal vertebrae; lateral laminae of the middle and caudal dorsal neural spines composed of spinodiapophyseal and spinopostzygapophyseal laminae; dorsal neural spines flattened craniocaudally but wide transversely; neural canal in the mid-dorsal vertebrae open dorsally through a narrow slit-like opening into a large cavity; sacrum with four co-ossified vertebrae; sacral centra hour glass-shaped and amphiplatyan; sacral neural spines high; sacricostal yoke set close together; distal caudals spool-shaped with caudally inclined neural spine; y-shaped chevrons with fused cranial and caudal projections; scapula with tall narrow blade; coracoid subcircular with coracoid foramen; humerus with prominent deltopectoral crest, expanded at both ends; ulna with triradiate proximal end stouter than radius but slender in shaft; ilium with prominent preacetabular process; medial wall of acetabulum quite deep; ischiadic peduncle of ilium short, while pubic peduncle long and directed downward and a little cranially; pubis and ischium almost of same length; pubis with a large obturator foramen and the pubic apron articulated with its partner along nearly the full length of the midline resulting a narrow pelvic basin; ischium slender, straight and distally moderately expanded; the symphyseal contact narrow; femur long and slender with hemispherical femur head set at right angle to the straight, slender shaft; well-developed fourth trochanter projecting caudally a ridge-like process with an acuminate and declined tip; short, robust tibia with well-developed cnemial crest; fibula slender with weakly developed lateral trochanter; tibia articulating with prominently raised elliptical rugosity on the lateral side of the fibula; subtriangular astragalus bearing proximally a prominent ascending process and a medial depression; calcaneum quadrangular but proximally semi-trapezoidal; distal articular surface for the metatarsals with a fine mediolateral ridge.