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Morosaurus agilis

Reptilia - Camarasauridae

Taxonomy
Morosaurus agilis was named by Marsh (1889). Its type specimen is USNM 5384. Its type locality is Felch Quarry 1, Garden Park (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone/claystone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.

It was recombined as Camarosaurus agilis by Johnson (1931); it was recombined as Camarasaurus agilis by Steel (1970).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1889Morosaurus agilis Marsh p. 334 fig. 3
1890Morosaurus agilis Zittel p. 711
1898Morosaurus agilis Williston p. 173
1902Morosaurus agilis Hay p. 483
1910Morosaurus agilis Versluys p. 214
1920Morosaurus agilis Pompeckj p. 113
1931Camarosaurus agilis Johnson p. 358
1970Camarasaurus agilis Steel p. 72

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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
Macronaria
Camarasauromorpha
familyCamarasauridae
genusMorosaurus
speciesagilis

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
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 13:38:50
Modified: 2005-08-24 15:38:50
Source: g = genus, infrao = infraorder
References: Peczkis 1995, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Kimmeridgian to the top of the Tithonian or 157.30000 to 145.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Kimmeridgian - Tithonian157.3 - 145.0USA (Colorado) Morosaurus agilis (type locality: 28366)