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Hortalotarsus skirtopodus Seeley 1892 (prosauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 56662

Alternative combination: Thecodontosaurus skirtopodus

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1892. Contribution to a knowledge of the Saurischia of Europe and Africa. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 48:188-191

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, 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: AM 455, a set of limb elements. Its type locality is Eagle's Crag, Barkly East (zone B/4), which is in a Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone in the Clarens Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore