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Pleurocoelus nanus Marsh 1888 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 54169

Alternative combinations: Astrodon nanus, Pleorocoelus nanus

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1888. Notice of a new genus of Sauropoda and other new dinosaurs from the Potomac Formation. American Journal of Science 35:89-94

Belongs to Sauropoda according to M. D. D'Emic 2013

Sister taxa: Acanthopholis platypus, Aepisaurus, Agustiniidae, Amygdalodon, Archaeodontosaurus, Asiatosaurus, Astrodon johnstoni, Atlantosauridae, Atlantosaurus, Barosaurus affinis, Bothriospondylidae, Bothriospondylus elongatus, Bothrosauropodidae, Bothrosauropodoidea, Brachiosaurus nougaredi, Brontopodidae, Brontopodus, Brontosauridae, Bruhathkayosaurus, Camarasauroidea, Campylodoniscus, Cardiodontidae, Cetiosaurus epioolithicus, Cetiosaurus hypoolithicus, Cetiosaurus longus, Cetiosaurus medius, Chiayusaurus, Chinshakiangosaurus, Chondrosteosaurus, Chubutisauridae, Chuxiongosaurus, Clasmodosaurus, Clasmodosaurus spatula, Dachongosaurus, Damalasaurus, Eosauropus, Eusauropoda, Faveoloolithidae, Gigantosaurus, Gravisauria, Hamanosauripus, Haplocanthosauridae, Herrerasauridae, Homalosauropodidae, Homalosauropodoidea, Iguanodon praecursor, Iguanodonichnus, Isanosaurus, Koreanosauripus, Kotasaurus, Kunmingosaurus, Lamplughsaura, Lancanjiangosaurus, Lavinipes, Liujianpus, Mamenchisauroidea, Microdontosaurus, Microsaurops, Morinosaurus, Morosauridae, Neosodon, Nurosaurus, Ohmdenosaurus, Oplosaurus, Ornithopsidae, Oshanosaurus, Parabrontopodidae, Parabrontopodus, Pleurocoelidae, Pleurocoelus altus, Pleurocoelus valdensis, Polyonyx, Protognathosaurus, Pulanesaura, Qinlingosaurus, Ravatichnus, Rotundichnus, Sanpasaurus, Tapinosaurus, Tendaguriidae, Titanosaurus lydekkeri, Titanosaurus montanus, Ultrasaurus, Vulcanodon, Zizhongosaurus

Type specimen: USNM 4968-4970, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Muirkirk, Arundel, which is in an Aptian lacustrine claystone in the Arundel Clay Formation of Maryland.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore