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Supersaurus vivianae Jensen 1985 (diplodocine)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Diplodocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56455

Synonyms: Dystylosaurus edwini Jensen 1985 (no. 63786), Ultrasauros macintoshi Jensen 1985 (no. 56453), Ultrasaurus macintoshi Jensen 1985 (no. 56449)

Full reference: J. A. Jensen. 1985. Three new sauropod dinosaurs from the Upper Jurassic of Colorado. The Great Basin Naturalist 45(4):697-709

Belongs to Supersaurus according to E. Tschopp et al. 2015

Sister taxon: Supersaurus lourinhanensis

Type specimens:

  • Supersaurus vivianae: BYU 5500, a limb element (scapulocoracoid). Its type locality is Dry Mesa Quarry [BYU], which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Dystylosaurus edwini: BYU 5750, a set of vertebrae (anterior dorsal vertebra). Its type locality is Dry Mesa Quarry [BYU], which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.
  • Ultrasauros macintoshi: BYU 5000, a set of vertebrae (posterior dorsal vertebra). Its type locality is Dry Mesa Quarry [BYU], which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian channel sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): coracoid 410.9 x 563.1, scapula 1477.6 x 192.5, scapulocoracoid length 2623.2