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Supersaurus

Reptilia - Diplodocidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1985Supersaurus Jensen pp. 701-704 fig. 7
1985Ultrasaurus Jensen p. 704
1985Dystylosaurus Jensen p. 707
1988Supersaurus Paul p. 11
1990Dystylosaurus McIntosh p. 384
1990Ultrasaurus McIntosh p. 384
1990Supersaurus McIntosh p. 391
1991Dystylosaurus Miller et al. p. 40
1991Supersaurus Miller et al. p. 40
1991Ultrasaurus Miller et al. p. 40
1991Ultrasauros Olshevsky p. 21
1992Ultrasauros Olshevsky p. 184
1994Dystylosaurus Britt and Naylor p. 260
1994Supersaurus Britt and Naylor p. 260
1994Ultrasaurus Britt and Naylor p. 260
1995Supersaurus Curtice p. 25A
1995Ultrasaurus Upchurch p. 253
1995Supersaurus Upchurch p. 382
1996Supersaurus Curtice et al.
1997Supersaurus Britt and Curtice p. 196
1997Supersaurus McIntosh p. 657
1999Dinheirosaurus Bonaparte and Mateus p. 15
1999Supersaurus Salgado p. 204
2001Supersaurus Curtice and Stadtman p. 39
2002Dinheirosaurus Wilson p. 248
2002Supersaurus Wilson p. 249
2003Supersaurus Lovelace et al. p. 73A
2004Dinheirosaurus Upchurch et al. p. 265
2004Supersaurus Upchurch et al. p. 265
2004Dystylosaurus Upchurch et al. p. 267
2005Supersaurus Lovelace et al. p. 159
2005Supersaurus McIntosh p. 73
2005Dinheirosaurus Rauhut et al. p. 672 fig. 2
2006Dystylosaurus Chure et al. p. 236
2006Supersaurus Chure et al. p. 236
2006Supersaurus Herne and Lucas p. 145
2007Dinheirosaurus Royo-Torres et al. p. 184
2008Dinheirosaurus Ruiz-Omeñaca et al. p. 192
2010Dinheirosaurus Mateus and Milàn p. 254
2011Dinheirosaurus Whitlock
2011Supersaurus Whitlock
2012Dinheirosaurus Ibiricu et al. p. 226
2012Supersaurus Ibiricu et al. p. 227
2012Dinheirosaurus Mannion et al.
2012Supersaurus Mannion et al.
2013Dinheirosaurus Tschopp and Mateus p. 877 fig. 11
2013Supersaurus Tschopp and Mateus p. 877 fig. 11
2015Supersaurus Tschopp 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
Diplodocoidea()
familyDiplodocidae
Diplodocinae(Janensch 1929)
genusSupersaurus

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
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteinfrao
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult width: 10 to < 100infrao
Adult height: 10 to < 100infrao
Maximum body mass: 100000 kgg
Minimum body mass: 30000 kgg
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: 2005-08-24 13:38:01
Modified: 2005-08-24 15:38:01
Source: g = genus, infrao = infraorder
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Kimmeridgian to the top of the Early/Lower Tithonian or 155.70000 to 145.00000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Kimmeridgian - Tithonian157.3 - 145.0USA (Colorado) Diplodocus sp. (56599)
Kimmeridgian - Tithonian157.3 - 145.0USA (Wyoming) S. vivianae (74664)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian - Early/Lower Tithonian155.7 - 145.0USA (Colorado) Dystylosaurus edwini, Ultrasaurus sp., Sauropoda indet. (45975)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian - Early/Lower Tithonian155.7 - 145.0Portugal (Estremadura) Lourinhasaurus alenquerensis (49304)