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Reptilia - Andesauridae
It was reranked as the family Andesauridae by Bonaparte and Coria (1993), Bonaparte (1996), Bonaparte (1999), Apesteguía (2005) and Malkani (2008).
It was assigned to Titanosauridae by Calvo and Bonaparte (1991), Russell (1996) and McIntosh (1997); and to Titanosauria by Bonaparte and Coria (1993), Bonaparte (1996), Bonaparte (1999), Apesteguía (2005) and Malkani (2008).
|Year||Name and author|
|1991||Andesaurinae Calvo and Bonaparte p. 304|
|1993||Andesauridae Bonaparte and Coria|
|1996||Andesauridae Bonaparte p. 100|
|1996||Andesaurinae Russell p. 391|
|1997||Andesaurinae McIntosh p. 658|
|1999||Andesauridae Bonaparte pp. 160-161|
|2005||Andesauridae Apesteguía p. 259|
|2008||Andesauridae Malkani p. 69|
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|J. F. Bonaparte and R. A. Coria 1993||Titanosaurs that possess the following associated characters: small pleurocoels located in the anterior region of an ovoid pleurocoelic depression; two or three deep triangular depressions in the lateral face of the neural arch; neural arch and neural spine of the dorsal vertebrae more high than in Titanosauridae; very developed hyposphene-hypantrum, in some genera with extra articular sides; middle and distal caudal vertebrae amphiplatyan with short prezygapophysial processes. (Translated by M. C. Lamanna.)|
|J. F. Bonaparte 1996||Titanosaurs showing the following combination of characters: dorsal vertebrae with small pleurocoels located in anterior part of a pleurocoelian, ovoid depression; two or three triangular, deep depressions on lateral side of neural arch; tall neural arch with elongate neural spine; well-developed hyposphene-hypanthrum; amphiplatian to slight opisthocoelian dorsal vertebrae; central caudal vertebrae (not known the proximal ones) amphiplatian with rather short prezygapophysial process.|