Saltasauridae

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Saltasaurids
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 85.8–66Ma
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Restoration of Saltasaurus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Titanosauria
Clade: Lithostrotia
Family: Saltasauridae
Sereno, 1998
Genera

Saltasauridae is a family of titanosaurian dinosaurs known from the late Cretaceous period of South America, Spain, Madagascar and Mongolia.[1] It is defined phylogenetically as the least inclusive clade containing both Opisthocoelicaudia and Saltasaurus.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Holtz, Thomas R. Jr. (2011) Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages, Winter 2010 Appendix.
  2. ^ P. D. Mannion, P. Upchurch, R. N. Barnes and O. Mateus. 2013. Osteology of the Late Jurassic Portuguese sauropod dinosaur Lusotitan atalaiensis (Macronaria) and the evolutionary history of basal titanosauriforms. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168:98-206