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Saltasaurinae (saltasaurine)

Reptilia - Titanosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1992Saltasaurinae Powell p. 170
1993Saltasaurinae Bonaparte and Coria
1996Saltasaurinae Bonaparte p. 105
1996Saltasaurinae Salgado p. 363
1997Saltasaurinae Salgado and Calvo p. 45
1997Saltasaurinae Salgado et al. pp. 24-25 fig. 19
1998Saltasaurinae Sereno p. 63
2000Saltasaurinae Salgado and Azpilicueta p. 259
2002Saltasaurinae Wilson p. 240 fig. 13
2003Saltasaurinae Salgado p. 17 fig. 1
2003Saltasaurinae Wilson and Upchurch p. 156
2004Saltasaurinae Franco-Rosas et al. p. 332
2004Saltasaurinae You et al. p. 910 fig. 6
2005Saltasaurinae Apesteguía p. 262
2005Saltasaurinae Curry Rogers pp. 71-73 fig. 2.13
2005Saltasaurinae Salgado et al. p. 625
2005Saltasaurinae Salgado and Coria p. 435
2007Saltasaurinae Calvo et al. p. 497 fig. 14
2007Saltasaurinae Calvo et al. p. 533 fig. 3
2009Saltasaurinae González Riga et al. p. 144 fig. 11
2010Saltasaurinae Suteethorn et al.
2012Saltasaurinae D'Emic
2016Saltasaurinae González Riga 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()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
RankNameAuthor
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Eusaurischia
Sauropodomorpha(Huene 1932)
Massopoda
Sauropodiformes
Sauropoda()
Eusauropoda
Neosauropoda
Macronaria
Titanosauriformes
Somphospondyli
Titanosauria
familyTitanosauridae
EutitanosauriaSanz et al. 1999
Lithostrotia
familySaltasauridae
subfamilySaltasaurinae
subfamilySaltasaurinae

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
J. E. Powell 1992Titanosaurs of medium size, smaller than those in the remaining subfamilies. The skull with basal tubera fused medially. The supratemporal fenestra is closed. There are complex triangular basipterygoids with a prominent sagittal crest. The fenestra ovalis is open for the passage of nerves IX-XI. The foramina for the internal carotids are situated medially and anterior to the basipterygoids. The pleurocoels on the centra of the cervical and dorsal vertebrae are reduced. The cervical vertebrae are shorter and more robust than those of the Titanosaurinae. The neural spine of the dorsals is extremely thick and rounded. The centra of the caudal vertebrae are broader than tall, with variable development of spongy bone. The spines of the caudal vertebrae are posteriorly inclined, spines of the anterior vertebrae are low. Medial prominence is close to the upper edge of the scapula. There is a broad pelvis with ilia whose preacetabular process is extended laterally.