Rebbachisaurinae

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Rebbachisaurines
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 128–93 Ma
Skeleton of Tataouinea
Reconstructed skeleton of Tataouinea based on Nigersaurus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Neosauropoda
Family: Rebbachisauridae
Subfamily: Rebbachisaurinae
Bonaparte, 1995
Genera[1]

Katepensaurus
Nigersaurus
Rebbachisaurus
Demandasaurus
Tataouinea

Synonyms[1]

Nigersaurinae Whitlock, 2011[2]

Rebbachisaurinae is a subfamily within the family Rebbachisauridae, defined to include Rebbachisaurus garasbae and exclude Limaysaurus tessonei. It was first proposed as a rank by Jose Bonaparte in 1995, to include Rebbachisaurus.[1] Some phylogenies however, include Rebbachisaurus in a clade with Limaysaurus, and thus the subfamily was not used.[2] In 2015, a phylogenetic analysis was conducted, and it found Rebbachisaurus instead to be closer to Nigersaurus and related genera than Limaysaurus, and thus was used to replace Nigersaurinae as Rebbachisaurinae is the older term and is named after the genus used for the formation of the family Rebbachisauridae. The 2015 cladogram of Fanti et al. is shown below.[1]

Rebbachisauridae

Amazonsaurus




Zapalasaurus



Histriasaurus



Comahuesaurus


Khebbashia
Limaysaurinae

Cathartesaura



Limaysaurus



Rebbachisaurinae

Katepensaurus




Nigersaurus




Rebbachisaurus



Demandasaurus



Tataouinea








References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Fanti, F.; Cau, A.; Cantelli, L.; Hassine, M.; Auditore, M. (2015). "New Information on Tataouinea hannibalis from the Early Cretaceous of Tunisia and Implications for the Tempo and Mode of Rebbachisaurid Sauropod Evolution". PLOS ONE. 10 (4): e123475. PMC 4414570Freely accessible. PMID 25923211. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123475. 
  2. ^ a b John A. Whitlock (2011). "A phylogenetic analysis of Diplodocoidea (Saurischia: Sauropoda)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (4): 872–915. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00665.x.