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Lufengosaurus huenei

Reptilia - Massospondylidae

Taxonomy
Lufengosaurus huenei was named by Young (1940). Its type specimen is IVPP V15, a skeleton, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Shawan, Lufeng, which is in a Hettangian terrestrial sandstone in the Lufeng Formation of China.

It was recombined as Massospondylus huenei by Cooper (1981).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1940Lufengosaurus huenei Young
1940Gyposaurus sinensis Young p. 237
1941Gyposaurus sinensis Bien p. 174
1941Lufengosaurus huenei Bien p. 174
1941Lufengosaurus magnus Bien p. 174
1941Lufengosaurus huenei Young p. 3
1941Lufengosaurus magnus Young p. 174
1941Gyposaurus sinensis Young p. 205
1941Lufengosaurus huenei Young p. 206
1942Gyposaurus sinensis Young p. 64
1942Lufengosaurus huenei Young p. 64
1942Lufengosaurus magnus Young p. 238
1944Lufengosaurus huenei Young p. 4
1944Lufengosaurus magnus Young p. 4
1946Gyposaurus sinensis Young p. 5
1946Lufengosaurus hueni Young p. 5
1946Lufengosaurus magnus Young p. 5
1947Lufengosaurus huenei Young p. 1
1947Lufengosaurus magnus Young p. 1
1947Gyposaurus sinensis Young p. 46
1948Gyposaurus sinensis Young p. 101
1961Gyposaurus sinensis Hu p. 278
1961Lufengosaurus huenei Hu pp. 278-279
1961Lufengosaurus magnus Hu p. 279
1964Lufengosaurus huenei Tatarinov p. 542
1965Lufengosaurus huenei Rozhdestvensky
1965Gyposaurus sinensis Simmons p. 60
1965Lufengosaurus hueni Simmons p. 61
1965Lufengosaurus magnus Simmons p. 62
1966Lufengosaurus magnus Young p. 65
1970Gyposaurus sinensis Steel p. 49
1970Lufengosaurus huenei Steel p. 54
1970Lufengosaurus magnus Steel p. 54
1973Gyposaurus sinensis Benedetto
1976Lufengosaurus huenei Galton and Cluver p. 147
1977Lufengosaurus huenei Rozhdestvensky p. 112
1979Lufengosaurus huenei Jain et al. p. 206
1981Massospondylus huenei Cooper p. 804
1984Lufengosaurus magnus Dong p. 313
1992Anchisaurus sinensis Dong p. 163
1992Lufengosaurus huenei Dong p. 163
1992Lufengosaurus magnus Dong p. 163
2003Lufengosaurus huenei Yates p. 322
2004Lufengosaurus huenei Galton and Upchurch p. 234
2005Lufengosaurus huenei Barrett et al. p. 807
2007Lufengosaurus huenei Barrett et al. p. 321
2007Gyposaurus sinensis Galton p. 518
2007Lufengosaurus huenei Galton p. 518
2007Gyposaurus sinensis Lu et al. p. 13
2007Lufengosaurus huenei Lu et al. p. 14
2007Lufengosaurus huenei Smith and Pol p. 660
2007Gyposaurus sinensis Upchurch et al. p. 76
2007Lufengosaurus huenei Upchurch et al. p. 76
2009Gyposaurus sinensis Xing et al. p. 17
2009Lufengosaurus huenei Xing et al. p. 17
2009Lufengosaurus magnus Xing et al. p. 17
2010Lufengosaurus huenei Langer et al. p. 90
2010Lufengosaurus huenei Reisz et al. p. 1664
2010Lufengosaurus huenei Sekiya and Dong
2011Lufengosaurus huenei Apaldetti et al. p. 4
2012Lufengosaurus huenei Barrett and Xu p. 156
2015Lufengosaurus huenei McCrea et al. p. 238

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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
RankNameAuthor
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
familyMassospondylidae
genusLufengosaurus
specieshuenei

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
P. M. Barrett et al. 2005cranial features only). Lufengosaurus can be diagnosed on the basis of the following autapomorphies: distinct tuberosity on lateral surface of ascending process of maxilla; low boss on central portion of jugal at junction of the three jugal processes; prominent boss on dorsal surface of rostrolateral process of parietal; and presence of ridge on caudal part of lateral surface of maxilla. In addition, Lufengosaurus possesses a unique combination of character states not present in any other basal sauropodomorph (see comparative comments, below).