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Plateosaurus stormbergensis Broom 1915 (prosauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 56604

Alternative combination: Plateosauravus stormbergensis

Full reference: R. Broom. 1915. Catalogue of types and figured specimens of fossil vertebrates in the American Museum of Natural History. II.–Permian, Triassic and Jurassic reptiles of South Africa. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 25(2):105-164

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

Sister taxa: Aetonyx, Aetonyx palustris, Agrosaurus, Anchisauridae, Aristosaurus, Aristosaurus erectus, 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, Pseudotetrasauropus, Pseudotetrasauropus acutunguis, Pseudotetrasauropus curtus, Pseudotetrasauropus elegans, Pseudotetrasauropus francisci, Saurischichnus, Tawasaurus, Teratosaurus trossingensis, Tetrasauropus, Thecodontosaurus dubius, Thecodontosaurus minor, Yimenosaurus, Yunnanosauridae, Zanclodon bavaricus

Type specimen: AMNH 5605, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Witkop, Jamestown (zone A/6), which is in a Norian/Rhaetian terrestrial horizon in the Elliot Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore