Saltasaurini

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Saltasaurini
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Campanian–Maastrichtian
Neuquensaurus australis.jpg
Skeleton of Neuquensaurus australis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauria
Clade: Lithostrotia
Family: Saltasauridae
Subfamily: Saltasaurinae
Tribe: Saltasaurini
Salgado & Bonaparte 2007[1]
Genera[2]

Saltasaurini is a tribe of titanosaur sauropods known from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina. The clade was named in 2007 by Leonardo Salgado and José Bonaparte for the "least inclusive clade comprising Neuquensaurus and Saltasaurus", being equivalent to the use of Saltasaurinae in Salgado et al. (1997). Found only in the Campanian to Maastrichtian sediments of the Neuquén Basin, Salgado & Bonaparte (2007) decided a more restrictive clade was needed because of the expansion of Saltasaurinae as defined to include far more taxa than it originally encompassed.[1] Saltasaurini includes the original core of Saltasaurinae: Neuquensaurus, Saltasaurus, Rocasaurus and Bonatitan,[2] although some studies exclude Bonatitan from the clade.[3]

Saltasauridae
Opisthocoelicaudiinae

Alamosaurus

Opisthocoelicaudia

Saltasaurinae
Saltasaurini

Neuquensaurus

Rocasaurus

Saltasaurus

Lirainosaurinae

Lirainosaurus

Atsinganosaurus

Ampelosaurus

Bonatitan

Rapetosaurus

Nemegtosaurus

Aeolosaurinae

Gondwanatitan

Aeolosaurus

Rinconsauria

Rinconsaurus

Muyelensaurus

Bonitasaura

Lognkosauria

Mendozasaurus

Futalognkosaurus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Salgado, L.; Bonaparte, J. (2007). "Sauropodomorpha". In Gasparini, Z.; Salgado, L.; Coria, R.A. (eds.). Patagonian Mesozoic Reptiles. Indiana University Press. pp. 188–228.
  2. ^ a b Otero, A.; Reguero, M. (2013). "Dinosaurs (Reptilia, Archosauria) at Museo de La Plata, Argentina: annotated catalogue of the type material and Antarctic specimens". Palaeontologia Electronica. 16 (1): 1–24. doi:10.26879/352. hdl:11336/13790.
  3. ^ Díez Díaz, V.; Garcia, G.; Pereda-Suberbiola, X.; Jentgen-Ceschino, B.; Stein, K.; Godefroit, P.; Valentin, X. (2018). "The titanosaurian dinosaur Atsinganosaurus velauciensis (Sauropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France: New material, phylogenetic affinities, and palaeobiogeographical implications". Cretaceous Research. 91: 429–456. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2018.06.015.