Eusauropoda

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Eusauropods
Temporal range: Early JurassicLate Cretaceous, 175–66Ma
Jobaria head.jpg
Skull of Jobaria
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Gravisauria
Clade: Eusauropoda
Upchurch, 1995
Subgroups[1]

Eusauropoda (meaning "true sauropods") is a clade of sauropod dinosaurs consisting of all sauropods closer to titanosaurs such as Saltasaurus than to primitive sauropods like Vulcanodon. It was named by Paul Upchurch in 1995.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holtz, Thomas R. Jr. (2012) Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages, Winter 2011 Appendix.
  2. ^ Upchurch, P. (1995). "The evolutionary history of sauropod dinosaurs." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 349: 365-390.