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Massospondylus carinatus Owen 1854 (saurischian)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Massospondylidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 56595

Alternative combination: Massosaurus carinatus

Full reference: R. Owen. 1854. Descriptive catalogue of the Fossil organic remains of Reptilia and Pisces contained in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. London 1-184

Belongs to Massospondylus according to P. M. Galton and P. Upchurch 2004

Sister taxa: Massospondylus hislopi, Massospondylus kaalae

Type specimen: Royal College of Surgeons, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Beauchef Abbey (213), Harrismith (zone B/1), which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone/shale in the Elliot Formation of South Africa.

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