Apatosaurinae

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Apatosaurinae
Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 157–150 Ma
Skeleton
Skeleton of an apatosaurine (either Apatosaurus or Brontosaurus), American Museum of Natural History 460
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Family: Diplodocidae
Subfamily: Apatosaurinae
Janensch, 1929
Genera[1]

Apatosaurinae is the name of a subfamily of diplodocid sauropods that existed between 157 and 150 million years ago in North America. The group includes two genera for certain, Apatosaurus and Brontosaurus, with at least five species. Atlantosaurus and Amphicoelias might also belong to this group.[1]

Below is a cladogram of apatosaurinae interrelationships based on Tschopp et al., 2015.[1]

 Diplodocidae 

Amphicoelias altus

 Diplodocinae 

 Apatosaurinae 

Unnamed species

Apatosaurus ajax

Apatosaurus louisae

Brontosaurus excelsus

Brontosaurus yahnahpin

Brontosaurus parvus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tschopp, E.; Mateus, O. V.; Benson, R. B. J. (2015). "A specimen-level phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of Diplodocidae (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)". PeerJ. 3: e857. doi:10.7717/peerj.857. PMC 4393826. PMID 25870766.