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Aristosaurus erectus Van Hoepen 1920 (prosauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 56599

Alternative combination: Gyposaurus erectus

Full reference: E. C. N. Van Hoepen. 1920. Contributions to the knowledge of the reptiles of the Karroo Formation. 5. A new dinosaur from the Stormberg Beds. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 7(2):77-92

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

Sister taxa: Aetonyx, Aetonyx palustris, Agrosaurus, Anchisauridae, Aristosaurus, Barrancapus, Dimodosaurus, Dromicosaurus, Dromicosaurus gracilis, Euskelesauridae, Euskelosaurus africanus, Fulengia, Gigantoscelus, Gresslyosaurus, Gresslyosaurus ingens, Gryponyx, Gryponyx africanus, Gryponyx taylori, Gryponyx transvaalensis, Gyposaurus capensis, Hortalotarsus, Hortalotarsus skirtopodus, Leptospondylus, Massospondylus browni, Massospondylus harriesi, Massospondylus schwarzi, Mussauridae, Orinosaurus, Orinosaurus capensis, Otozoidae, Pachysauriscus, Pachysaurops, Pachysaurus, Pachyspondylus, Pengxianpus, Plateosauravidae, Plateosaurus stormbergensis, Pseudotetrasauropus, Pseudotetrasauropus acutunguis, Pseudotetrasauropus curtus, Pseudotetrasauropus elegans, Pseudotetrasauropus francisci, Saurischichnus, Tawasaurus, Teratosaurus trossingensis, Tetrasauropus, Thecodontosaurus dubius, Thecodontosaurus minor, Yimenosaurus, Yunnanosauridae, Zanclodon bavaricus

Type specimen: TrM 130, a skeleton. Its type locality is Rosendal quarry, which is in a Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone in the Clarens Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore