Neosauropoda

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Neosauropoda
Temporal range: Late Jurassic - Late Cretaceous, 156–66Ma
Macronaria scrubbed enh.jpg
Several macronarian sauropods
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Eusauropoda
Clade: Neosauropoda
Bonaparte, 1986
Subgroups

Neosauropoda is a division-level clade of sauropods within Dinosauria, and consists of the group leading to Diplodocoidea and Macronaria. Haplocanthosaurus was a typical basal neosauropod from around 150 million years ago, in the Late Jurassic. Many later sauropods, including Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, and Brachiosaurus, were also neosauropods by definition.

The clade was originally coined by Argentine paleontologist José Bonaparte in 1986.

Phylogeny[edit]

From Upchurch et al. 2004:

Neosauropoda
Diplodocoidea

Rebbachisauridae



Dicraeosauridae



Diplodocidae



Macronaria
Camarasauromorpha

Brachiosauridae


Titanosauroidea
Titanosauria

Saltasauridae







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