Argyrosauridae

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Argyrosauridae
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous,[1] 99.6–93.5 Ma
Paralititan1DB.jpg
Restoration of Paralititan
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauria
Family: Argyrosauridae
Wilson & Sereno, 1998
Type species
Argyrosaurus superbus
Lydekker, 1893
Genera

Argyrosauridae is a family of large titanosaurian dinosaurs known from the late Cretaceous period of Argentina and Egypt.[1] The group has been recovered as monophyletic, including the type genus Argyrosaurus as well as Paralititan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holtz, T.R. Jr. (2012). Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages (PDF). Random House Books for Young Readers. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-375-82419-7. 
  2. ^ Klein, N.; Sander, P. M.; Stein, K.; Le Loeuff, J.; Carballido, J. L.; Buffetaut, E. (2012). Farke, Andrew A, ed. "Modified Laminar Bone in Ampelosaurus atacis and Other Titanosaurs (Sauropoda): Implications for Life History and Physiology". PLoS ONE. 7 (5): e36907. PMC 3353997Freely accessible. PMID 22615842. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036907.