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Prosauropoda (prosauropod)
Reptilia 
Taxonomy
Prosauropoda was named by Huene (1920).
It was reranked as the superfamily Prosauropoda by Kuhn (1946) and Parsch (1963); it was reranked as the suborder Prosauropoda by Huene (1958), Tatarinov (1964), Simmons (1965), Haubold (1971), Bakker and Galton (1974) and McIntosh (1981); it was synonymized subjectively with Palaeopoda by Reig (1970); it was reranked as the unranked clade Prosauropoda by Upchurch et al. (2007).
It was assigned to Sauropoda by Lapparent (1947); to Pachypodosauria by Huene (1926), Huene (1929), Huene (1948) and Huene (1954); to Theropoda by Lull (1953) and Romer (1956); to Theropoda by Kuhn (1946), Haughton and Brink (1954) and Parsch (1963); to Sauropodomorpha by Bakker and Galton (1974); to Saurischia by Huene (1958), Tatarinov (1964), Simmons (1965), Haubold (1971), Bonaparte (1978), McIntosh (1981), Cooper (1981) and Battail (1986); to Sauropodomorpha by Leal and Azevedo (2003); to Sauropodomorpha by Romer (1966), Steel (1970), Swinton (1970), Krebs (1974), Anderson and Cruickshank (1978), Benton (1979), Ostrom (1980), Dong et al. (1983), Russell (1984), Galton and Van Heerden (1985), Galton (1985), Carroll (1988), Sereno (1989), Long and Murry (1995), Salgado et al. (1997), Sereno (1997), Sereno (1998), Wilson and Sereno (1998), Sereno (1999), Galton and Upchurch (2004) and Galton et al. (2005); and to Anchisauria by Upchurch et al. (2007).
It was reranked as the superfamily Prosauropoda by Kuhn (1946) and Parsch (1963); it was reranked as the suborder Prosauropoda by Huene (1958), Tatarinov (1964), Simmons (1965), Haubold (1971), Bakker and Galton (1974) and McIntosh (1981); it was synonymized subjectively with Palaeopoda by Reig (1970); it was reranked as the unranked clade Prosauropoda by Upchurch et al. (2007).
It was assigned to Sauropoda by Lapparent (1947); to Pachypodosauria by Huene (1926), Huene (1929), Huene (1948) and Huene (1954); to Theropoda by Lull (1953) and Romer (1956); to Theropoda by Kuhn (1946), Haughton and Brink (1954) and Parsch (1963); to Sauropodomorpha by Bakker and Galton (1974); to Saurischia by Huene (1958), Tatarinov (1964), Simmons (1965), Haubold (1971), Bonaparte (1978), McIntosh (1981), Cooper (1981) and Battail (1986); to Sauropodomorpha by Leal and Azevedo (2003); to Sauropodomorpha by Romer (1966), Steel (1970), Swinton (1970), Krebs (1974), Anderson and Cruickshank (1978), Benton (1979), Ostrom (1980), Dong et al. (1983), Russell (1984), Galton and Van Heerden (1985), Galton (1985), Carroll (1988), Sereno (1989), Long and Murry (1995), Salgado et al. (1997), Sereno (1997), Sereno (1998), Wilson and Sereno (1998), Sereno (1999), Galton and Upchurch (2004) and Galton et al. (2005); and to Anchisauria by Upchurch et al. (2007).
Subtaxa
Aetonyx, Aetonyx palustris, Agrosaurus, Anchisauridae (syn. Amphisauridae, Gryponichidae, Palaeosauriscidae, Palaeosauridae), Aristosaurus, Aristosaurus erectus, Barrancapus, Blikanasauridae, Dimodosaurus, Dromicosaurus, Dromicosaurus gracilis, Euskelesauridae, Euskelosaurus africanus, Fulengia, Gigantoscelus, Gresslyosaurus (syn. Dinosaurus), Gresslyosaurus ingens, Gryponyx, Gryponyx africanus, Gryponyx taylori, Gryponyx transvaalensis, Gyposaurus capensis, Hortalotarsus, Hortalotarsus skirtopodus, Leptospondylus, Massospondylus browni, Massospondylus harriesi, Massospondylus schwarzi, Mussauridae, Orinosaurus, Orinosaurus capensis, Otozoidae, Pachysauriscus, Pachysaurops, Pachysaurus, Pachyspondylus, Pengxianpus, Plateosauravidae, Plateosaurus stormbergensis, Pseudotetrasauropus, Pseudotetrasauropus acutunguis, Pseudotetrasauropus curtus, Pseudotetrasauropus elegans, Pseudotetrasauropus francisci, Saurischichnus, Tawasaurus, Teratosaurus trossingensis, Tetrasauropus, Thecodontosaurus dubius, Thecodontosaurus minor, Yimenosaurus, Yunnanosauridae, Zanclodon bavaricus
Synonyms

Synonymy list
Year  Name and author 

1854  Leptospondylus Owen p. 97 
1854  Leptospondylus capensis Owen p. 97 
1854  Pachyspondylus Owen p. 97 
1854  Pachyspondylus orpenii Owen p. 97 
1856  Dinosaurus Rütimeyer p. 53 
1856  Dinosaurus gressly Rütimeyer p. 53 
1856  Gresslyosaurus Rütimeyer pp. 6364 
1856  Gresslyosaurus ingens Rütimeyer p. 64 
1857  Gresslyosaurus ingens Rütimeyer p. 152 
1862  Dimodosaurus Pidancet and Chopard p. 1260 
1870  Leptospondylus Fischer p. 178 
1870  Pachyspondylus Fischer p. 178 
1889  Orinosaurus capensis Lydekker p. 353 
1889  Orinosaurus Lydekker p. 354 
1889  Orinosaurus capensis Lydekker p. 354 
1890  Dimodosaurus Zittel p. 721 
1891  Agrosaurus Seeley p. 164 
1891  Agrosaurus macgillivrayi Seeley p. 164 figs. 16 
1892  Hortalotarsus skirtopodus Seeley p. 190 
1892  Massospondylus browni Seeley p. 190 
1894  Zanclodon bavaricus Sandberger p. 203 
1894  Hortalotarsus Seeley 
1894  Hortalotarsus skirtopodus Seeley p. 413 
1894  Hortalotarsus Seeley p. 419 
1895  Dimodosaurus Marsh 
1895  Massospondylus browni Seeley p. 118 
1896  Dinosaurus gresslyi Gaudry p. 60ff 
1896  Dimodosaurus Marsh p. 239 
1898  Zanclodon bavaricus Blanckenhorn p. 71 
1902  Agrosaurus Huene 
1902  Gresslyosaurus Huene 
1902  Hortalotarsus Huene 
1902  Leptospondylus Huene 
1902  Pachyspondylus Huene 
1902  Gresslyosaurus ingens Strübin p. 586 
1904  Dimodosaurus Lull p. 471 
1905  Pachysaurus ajax Huene 
1905  Gresslyosaurus ingens Huene p. 348 
1905  Gresslyosaurus robustus Huene p. 348 
1905  Pachysaurus Huene p. 348 
1905  Pachysaurus ajax Huene p. 348 
1905  Pachysaurus magnus Huene p. 348 
1906  Hortalotarsus skirtopodus Broom p. 202 
1906  Hortalotarsus Broom p. 204 
1906  Euskelosaurus capensis Huene 
1906  Thecodontosaurus skirtopodus Huene 
1906  Thecodontosaurus browni Huene p. 12 
1906  Thecodontosaurus macgillivrayi Huene p. 147 figs. 8690 
1908  Pachysaurus reinigeri Huene 
1908  Gresslyosaurus ingens Huene p. 12 
1908  Gresslyosaurus robustus Huene p. 127 figs. 5456 
1908  Pachysaurus ajax Huene p. 138 fig. 56 
1908  Pachysaurus magnus Huene p. 146 fig. 59 
1908  Teratosaurus trossingensis Huene p. 171 figs. 180187 
1908  Gresslyosaurus Huene p. 251 
1908  Pachysaurus Huene p. 252 
1909  Thecodontosaurus browni Broom p. 289 
1909  Thecodontosaurus skirtopodus Broom p. 289 
1909  Gresslyosaurus Huene p. 14 
1909  Pachysaurus Huene p. 14 
1910  Pachysaurus ajax Hay p. 16 
1911  Aetonyx palustris Broom 
1911  Gryponyx africanus Broom 
1911  Gyposaurus capensis Broom 
1911  Massospondylus harriesi Broom 
1911  Gyposaurus capensis Broom pp. 293294 
1911  Gryponyx Broom pp. 294299 
1911  Gryponyx africanus Broom pp. 294299 
1911  Massospondylus harriesi Broom pp. 299303 
1911  Aetonyx Broom pp. 304306 
1911  Aetonyx palustris Broom pp. 304306 
1911  Gresslyosaurus torgeri Jaekel p. 158 fig. 175 
1911  Gresslyosaurus von Zittel p. 279 
1911  Pachysaurus von Zittel p. 279 
1912  Gryponyx transvaalensis Broom p. 82 figs. 34 
1912  Gryponyx africanus Broom p. 83 
1912  Gryponyx transvaalensis Broom p. 83 
1912  Massospondylus harriesi Broom p. 83 
1913  Aetonyx Broom p. 364 
1913  Aetonyx palustris Broom p. 364 
1913  Gryponyx Broom p. 364 
1913  Gryponyx africanus Broom p. 364 
1913  Gryponyx transvaalensis Broom p. 364 
1913  Gyposaurus capensis Broom p. 364 
1913  Massospondylus harriesi Broom p. 364 
1913  Orosaurus capensis Broom p. 364 
1913  Thecodontosaurus browni Broom p. 364 
1913  Thecodontosaurus skirtopodus Broom p. 364 
1913  Gryponyx africanus Broom p. 633 figs. Pl. 79:26 
1913  Gresslyosaurus Tornier p. 368 
1914  Gyposaurus capensis Huene p. 13 
1914  Thecodontosaurus browni Huene p. 13 
1914  Thecodontosaurus macgillivrayi Huene p. 13 
1914  Thecodontosaurus skirtopodus Huene p. 13 
1914  Aetonyx Huene p. 14 
1914  Aetonyx palustris Huene p. 14 
1914  Massospondylus harriesi Huene p. 14 
1914  Teratosaurus trossingensis Huene p. 14 
1914  Gresslyosaurus Huene p. 15 
1914  Gresslyosaurus ingens Huene p. 15 
1914  Gryponyx Huene p. 15 
1914  Gryponyx africanus Huene p. 15 
1914  Euskelosaurus capensis Huene p. 16 
1914  Gresslyosaurus robustus Huene p. 16 
1914  Pachysaurus Huene p. 16 
1914  Pachysaurus ajax Huene p. 16 
1914  Pachysaurus magnus Huene p. 16 
1914  Aetonyx Huene p. 156 
1914  Aetonyx palustris Huene p. 156 
1914  Agrosaurus Huene p. 156 
1914  Agrosaurus macgillivrayi Huene p. 156 
1914  Gresslyosaurus Huene pp. 156157 
1914  Gresslyosaurus ingens Huene p. 156 
1914  Massospondylus harriesi Huene p. 156 
1914  Teratosaurus trossingensis Huene p. 156 
1915  Aetonyx Broom p. 162 
1915  Aetonyx palustris Broom p. 162 
1915  Plateosaurus stormbergensis Broom p. 162 figs. 4849 
1915  Teratosaurus trossingensis Huene p. 2 
1915  Gresslyosaurus ingens Huene p. 24 
1916  Gryponyx transvaalensis Van Hoepen p. 111 
1916  Gigantoscelus Van Hoepen p. 114 
1916  Gigantoscelus molengraaffi Van Hoepen p. 114 fig. 3 
1918  Thecodontosaurus minor Haughton pp. 468469 
1919  Gryponyx Haughton p. 7 
1920  Prosauropoda Huene p. 211 
1920  Massospondylus harriesi Van Hoepen p. 91 
1920  Aristosaurus Van Hoepen p. 92 figs. Pl. 910 
1920  Aristosaurus erectus Van Hoepen p. 92 
1920  Thecodontosaurus skirtopodus Van Hoepen p. 92 
1920  Gresslyosaurus robustus Van Hoepen pp. 101102 
1920  Gryponyx africanus Van Hoepen pp. 101103 
1920  Gryponyx transvaalensis Van Hoepen p. 102 
1920  Massospondylus harriesi Van Hoepen p. 102 
1920  Pachysaurus Van Hoepen p. 102 
1920  Pachysaurus ajax Van Hoepen p. 102 
1920  Plateosaurus stormbergensis Van Hoepen p. 102 
1920  Dromicosaurus Van Hoepen pp. 103104 figs. 821, Pl. 1316 
1920  Dromicosaurus gracilis Van Hoepen pp. 103104 
1920  Massospondylus browni Van Hoepen p. 103 
1920  Aetonyx Van Hoepen p. 117 
1920  Aetonyx palustris Van Hoepen p. 117 
1920  Dromicosaurus Van Hoepen p. 118 
1920  Thecodontosaurus browni Van Hoepen p. 118 
1920  Euskelesaurus capensis Van Hoepen pp. 136137 
1920  Thecodontosaurus skirtopodus Van Hoepen p. 138 
1924  Aetonyx palustris Haughton 
1924  Aristosaurus Haughton 
1924  Aristosaurus erectus Haughton 
1924  Dromicosaurus Haughton 
1924  Dromicosaurus gracilis Haughton 
1924  Euskelosaurus capensis Haughton 
1924  Gigantoscelus Haughton 
1924  Gigantoscelus molengraaffi Haughton 
1924  Gryponyx Haughton 
1924  Gryponyx africanus Haughton 
1924  Gryponyx taylori Haughton 
1924  Gryponyx transvaalensis Haughton 
1924  Gyposaurus capensis Haughton 
1924  Massospondylus harriesi Haughton 
1924  Massospondylus schwarzi Haughton 
1924  Plateosaurus stormbergensis Haughton 
1924  Thecodontosaurus dubius Haughton 
1924  Thecodontosaurus minor Haughton 
1924  Thecodontosaurus dubius Haughton p. 377 
1924  Massospondylus schwarzi Haughton p. 403 
1924  Gryponyx taylori Haughton pp. 420423 fig. 39 
1924  Euskelosaurus africanus Haughton p. 424 
1924  Gresslyosaurus Lull p. 229 
1924  Pachysaurus Lull p. 229 
1926  Prosauropoda Huene p. 474 
1928  Aetonyx Nopcsa p. 182 
1928  Agrosaurus Nopcsa p. 182 
1928  Aristasaurus Nopcsa p. 182 
1928  Dromicosaurus Nopcsa p. 182 
1928  Hortalotarsus Nopcsa p. 182 
1928  Gigantoscelus Nopcsa p. 183 
1928  Pachysaurus Nopcsa p. 183 
1929  Prosauropoda Huene p. 270 
1932  Gigantoscelis molengraaffi Huene 
1932  Plateosauravus stormbergensis Huene 
1932  Pachysaurus wetzelianus Huene p. 105 figs. Pl. 12:110 
1932  Pachysaurus giganteus Huene p. 111 figs. Pl. 12, fig. 11 
1932  Plateosaurus robustus Huene p. 204 
1940  Aetonyx Huene p. 262 
1940  Aetonyx palustris Huene p. 262 
1940  Dromicosaurus Huene p. 262 
1940  Dromicosaurus gracilis Huene p. 262 
1940  Aristosaurus Huene p. 263 
1940  Aristosaurus erectus Huene p. 263 
1940  Euskelosaurus africanus Huene p. 263 
1940  Euskelosaurus capensis Huene p. 263 
1940  Gigantoscelis Huene p. 263 
1940  Gigantoscelis molengraaffi Huene p. 263 
1940  Gryponyx Huene p. 263 
1940  Gryponyx africanus Huene p. 263 
1940  Gryponyx taylori Huene p. 263 
1940  Gryponyx transvaalensis Huene p. 263 
1940  Gryposaurus capensis Huene p. 263 
1940  Massospondylus harriesi Huene p. 263 
1940  Massospondylus schwarzi Huene p. 263 
1940  Plateosauravus stormbergensis Huene p. 263 
1940  Thecodontosaurus browni Huene p. 263 
1940  Thecodontosaurus dubius Huene p. 263 
1940  Thecodontosaurus minor Huene p. 263 
1941  Gryponyx africanus Young p. 50 
1941  Gyposaurus capenensis Young p. 50 
1941  Pachysaurus reinigeri Young p. 50 
1941  Gyposaurus capensis Young p. 206 
1941  Massospondylus browni Young p. 232 
1942  Pachysaurus ajax Young p. 82 
1942  Gryponyx africanus Young p. 97 
1942  Gyposaurus capensis Young p. 97 
1942  Massospondylus harrissi Young p. 97 
1942  Pachysaurus wetzelianus Young p. 97 
1942  Dromicosaurus Young p. 99 
1944  Agrosaurus Huene p. 449 
1944  Agrosaurus macgillivrayi Huene p. 449 
1944  Gresslyosaurus ingens Peyer p. 260–262 
1946  Prosauropoda Kuhn p. 65 
1946  Gryponyx africanus Young p. 5 
1946  Gyposaurus capensis Young p. 5 
1947  Prosauropoda Lapparent pp. 1617 
1947  Gryponyx africanus Young p. 39 
1948  Prosauropoda Huene p. 90 
1952  Pachysaurus ajax Bock p. 405 
1952  Pachysaurus wetzelianus Bock p. 405 
1952  Euskelosaurus africanus Bock p. 409 
1953  Prosauropoda Lull p. 98 
1954  Aetonyx Haughton and Brink p. 4 
1954  Aristosaurus Haughton and Brink p. 4 
1954  Dromicosaurus Haughton and Brink p. 4 
1954  Gigantoscelus Haughton and Brink p. 4 
1954  Gryponyx Haughton and Brink p. 4 
1954  Prosauropoda Haughton and Brink p. 4 
1954  Aetonyx palustris Haughton and Brink p. 32 
1954  Aristosaurus erectus Haughton and Brink p. 33 
1954  Dromicosaurus gracilis Haughton and Brink pp. 3334 
1954  Gryponyx africanus Haughton and Brink p. 33 
1954  Gryponyx taylori Haughton and Brink p. 33 
1954  Gryponyx transvaalensis Haughton and Brink p. 33 
1954  Gyposaurus capensis Haughton and Brink p. 34 
1954  Massospondylus harriesi Haughton and Brink p. 34 
1954  Massospondylus schwarzi Haughton and Brink p. 34 
1954  Thecodontosaurus browni Haughton and Brink p. 34 
1954  Thecodontosaurus dubius Haughton and Brink p. 34 
1954  Thecodontosaurus minor Haughton and Brink p. 34 
1954  Thecodontosaurus skirtopodus Haughton and Brink p. 34 
1954  Euskelesaurus capensis Haughton and Brink p. 36 
1954  Plateosauravus stormbergensis Haughton and Brink p. 36 
1954  Euskelesaurus africanus Haughton and Brink p. 37 
1954  Gigantoscelus molengraaffi Haughton and Brink p. 37 
1954  Prosauropoda Huene p. 46 
1956  Agrosaurus Romer p. 612 
1956  Aetonyx Romer p. 614 
1956  Gryponyx Romer p. 614 
1956  Gresslyosaurus Romer p. 615 
1956  Prosauropoda Romer p. 616 
1956  Dromicosaurus Romer p. 617 
1958  Prosauropoda Huene p. 205 
1959  Pachysaurops Huene 
1959  Pachysaurops ajax Huene 
1959  Pachysauriscus ajax Kuhn 
1959  Pachysauriscus Kuhn p. 425 
1963  Prosauropoda Parsch p. 4 
1964  Pachysauriscus Kuhn p. 325 
1964  Agrosaurus Tatarinov p. 533 
1964  Aetonyx Tatarinov p. 535 
1964  Gryponyx Tatarinov p. 535 
1964  Gresslyosaurus Tatarinov p. 537 
1964  Prosauropoda Tatarinov p. 540 
1964  Dromicosaurus Tatarinov p. 541 
1964  Gyposaurus capensis Tatarinov p. 541 
1965  Gresslyosaurus ingens Simmons p. 59 
1965  Gyposaurus capensis Simmons p. 60 
1965  Prosauropoda Simmons p. 60 
1966  Agrosaurus Romer p. 369 
1966  Aetonyx Romer p. 370 
1966  Dromicosaurus Romer p. 370 
1966  Gresslyosaurus Romer p. 370 
1966  Gryponyx Romer p. 370 
1966  Prosauropoda Romer p. 370 
1967  Gyposaurus erectus Charig p. 712 
1968  Massospondylus harriesi Smith p. 28 
1970  Euskelesaurus africanus Ellenberger p. 345 
1970  Pseudotetrasauropus acutunguis Ellenberger p. 345 
1970  Pseudotetrasauropus elegans Ellenberger p. 345 
1970  Pseudotetrasauropus francisci Ellenberger p. 345 
1970  Euskelesaurus capensis Ellenberger p. 346 
1970  Plateosauravus stormbergensis Ellenberger p. 346 
1970  Aetonyx Ellenberger p. 347 
1970  Aetonyx palustris Ellenberger p. 347 
1970  Gryponyx Ellenberger p. 347 
1970  Gryponyx africanus Ellenberger p. 347 
1970  Gryponyx taylori Ellenberger p. 347 
1970  Massospondylus harriesi Ellenberger p. 347 
1970  Massospondylus schwarzi Ellenberger p. 347 
1970  Thecodontosaurus browni Ellenberger p. 347 
1970  Thecodontosaurus minor Ellenberger p. 347 
1970  Dromicosaurus Ellenberger p. 348 
1970  Dromicosaurus agilis Ellenberger p. 348 
1970  Gyposaurus capensis Ellenberger p. 349 
1970  Gyposaurus erectus Ellenberger p. 349 
1970  Thecodontosaurus dubius Ellenberger p. 349 
1970  Thecodontosaurus skirtopodus Ellenberger p. 349 
1970  Euskelosaurus molengraaffi Steel 
1970  Agrosaurus Steel p. 13 
1970  Agrosaurus macgillivrayi Steel p. 13 
1970  Teratosaurus trossingensis Steel p. 26 
1970  Prosauropoda Steel p. 46 
1970  Aetonyx Steel p. 47 
1970  Aetonyx palustris Steel p. 47 
1970  Dromicosaurus Steel p. 48 
1970  Dromicosaurus gracilis Steel p. 48 
1970  Gryponyx Steel p. 48 
1970  Gryponyx africanus Steel p. 48 
1970  Gryponyx taylori Steel p. 48 
1970  Gryponyx transvaalensis Steel p. 48 
1970  Gyposaurus capensis Steel p. 49 
1970  Gyposaurus erectus Steel p. 49 
1970  Hortalotarsus Steel p. 49 
1970  Hortalotarsus skirtopodus Steel p. 49 
1970  Massospondylus harriesi Steel p. 50 
1970  Massospondylus schwarzi Steel p. 50 
1970  Orosaurus capensis Steel p. 50 
1970  Thecodontosaurus browni Steel p. 50 
1970  Thecodontosaurus minor Steel pp. 5052 
1970  Thecodontosaurus dubius Steel p. 52 
1970  Gresslyosaurus Steel p. 53 
1970  Gresslyosaurus ajax Steel p. 53 
1970  Gresslyosaurus giganteus Steel p. 53 
1970  Gresslyosaurus ingens Steel p. 53 
1970  Gresslyosaurus magnus Steel p. 53 
1970  Gresslyosaurus wetzelianus Steel p. 53 
1970  Plateosaurus robustus Steel p. 56 
1970  Euskelosaurus africanus Steel p. 57 
1970  Euskelosaurus molengraaffi Steel p. 57 
1970  Plateosauravus stormbergensis Steel p. 57 
1970  Prosauropoda Swinton p. 117 
1971  Prosauropoda Haubold p. 83 
1972  Massospondylus harriesi Bond p. 152 
1972  Pseudotetrasauropus curtus Ellenberger 
1973  Gyposaurus capensis Galton p. 248 
1974  Prosauropoda Bakker and Galton p. 171 
1974  Gryponyx africanus Ellenberger p. 9 
1974  Massospondylus schwarzi Ellenberger p. 9 
1974  Thecodontosaurus browni Ellenberger p. 9 
1974  Thecodontosaurus minor Ellenberger p. 9 
1974  Aetonyx palustris Ellenberger p. 79 
1974  Massospondylus harriesi Ellenberger p. 83 
1974  Prosauropoda Krebs p. 22 
1975  Gryponyx africanus Thompson p. 19 
1976  Anchisaurus capensis Galton p. 88 
1976  Aristosaurus Galton p. 89 
1976  Anchisaurus capensis Galton and Cluver p. 136 
1976  Aristosaurus Galton and Cluver pp. 143144 
1976  Aristosaurus erectus Galton and Cluver pp. 143144 
1976  Massospondylus harriesi Galton and Cluver pp. 145147 
1977  Fulengia Carroll and Galton 
1978  Aristosaurus Anderson and Cruickshank p. 31 
1978  Prosauropoda Anderson and Cruickshank p. 31 
1978  Prosauropoda Bonaparte p. 315 
1979  Prosauropoda Benton p. 143 
1979  Aristosaurus Heerden 
1979  Gresslyosaurus wetzelianus Jain et al. p. 206 
1979  Plateosaurus robustus Jain et al. p. 206 
1980  Agrosaurus Molnar pp. 4950 
1980  Agrosaurus macgillivrayi Molnar p. 49 
1980  Prosauropoda Ostrom p. 22 
1981  Prosauropoda Cooper p. 694 
1981  Prosauropoda McIntosh p. 11 
1982  Agrosaurus Molnar p. 615 
1982  Agrosaurus macgillivrayi Molnar p. 615 
1982  Tawasaurus Young p. 29 
1982  Tawasaurus minor Young p. 29 
1983  Prosauropoda Dong et al. p. 16 
1983  Fulengia Estes 
1984  Brachychirotherium acutunguis Olsen and Galton p. 109 
1984  Brachychirotherium elegans Olsen and Galton p. 109 
1984  Brachychirotherium francisci Olsen and Galton p. 109 
1984  Prosauropoda Russell p. 28 
1985  Anchisaurus capensis Attridge et al. p. 128 
1985  Prosauropoda Galton 
1985  Prosauropoda Galton and Van Heerden 
1986  Prosauropoda Battail p. 48 
1988  Fulengia Carroll 
1988  Prosauropoda Carroll 
1988  Tawasaurus Carroll 
1989  Prosauropoda Sereno p. 38A 
1991  Agrosaurus Molnar p. 644 
1991  Agrosaurus macgillivrayi Molnar p. 644 
1995  Prosauropoda Long and Murry p. 191 
1996  Agrosaurus macgillivrayi Molnar p. 645 
1997  Tawasaurus Peng p. 237–238 
1997  Tawasaurus minor Peng p. 237–238 
1997  Prosauropoda Salgado et al. p. 25 fig. 19 
1997  Prosauropoda Sereno p. 444 
1997  Agrosaurus Sereno p. 455 
1998  Plateosaurus ingens Galton 
1998  Prosauropoda Sereno p. 63 
1998  Prosauropoda Wilson and Sereno p. 55 
1999  Prosauropoda Sereno p. 2138 fig. 2 
2000  Plateosaurus gresslyi Olshevsky p. 125 
2003  Pseudotetrasauropus acutiunguis Avanzini et al. p. 187 
2003  Pseudotetrasauropus elegans Avanzini et al. p. 187 
2003  Pseudotetrasauropus francisci Avanzini et al. p. 187 
2003  Prosauropoda Leal and Azevedo p. 71A 
2004  Prosauropoda Galton and Upchurch p. 234 
2005  Prosauropoda Galton et al. p. 4 
2007  Gresslyosaurus ingens Naish and Martill p. 496 
2007  Gryponyx Smith and Pol p. 670 
2007  Gryponyx africanus Smith and Pol p. 670 
2007  Plateosaurus ingens Smith and Pol p. 670 fig. 7 
2007  Prosauropoda Upchurch et al. p. 62 fig. 3 
2010  Fulengia Reisz et al. p. 1664 
2010  Tawasaurus Reisz et al. p. 1664 
2010  Tawasaurus minor Reisz et al. p. 1664 
2011  Plateosaurus ingens Apaldetti et al. p. 16 fig. 13 
2011  Plateosaurus ingens Novas et al. p. 341 fig. 4 
2013  Plateosaurus ingens Otero and Pol 
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Diagnosis
Reference  Diagnosis  

F. v. Huene 1948  Beginning with semiquadrupedal forms; organized like contemporary Carnosauria, but not predaceous teeth, skull smaller, neck longer; gap between supraoccipital and parietal; 10 elongated cervicals, 15 dorsals, 3 sacrals; scapula broader than in Carnosauria; rudiments of secondary shoulder girdle; ilium with small anterior spine; broad pubic plate; ischium with peduncle; femur longer than tibia. Only Triassic.  
J. F. Bonaparte 1978  Restringidos al Triásico superior, de hábitos cuadrupedales algunos, y con tendencia al bipedalismo otros. Principalmente herbívoros. 