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Gyposaurus capensis Broom 1911 (prosauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 56665

Alternative combinations: Anchisaurus capensis, Gryposaurus capensis, Gyposaurus capenensis

Full reference: R. Broom. 1911. On the dinosaurs of the Stormberg, South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 7(4):291-308

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

Sister taxa: Aetonyx, Aetonyx palustris, Agrosaurus, Anchisauridae, Aristosaurus, Aristosaurus erectus, Barrancapus, Blikanasauridae, Dimodosaurus, Dromicosaurus, Dromicosaurus gracilis, Euskelesauridae, Euskelosaurus africanus, Fulengia, Gigantoscelus, Gresslyosaurus, Gresslyosaurus ingens, Gryponyx, Gryponyx africanus, Gryponyx taylori, Gryponyx transvaalensis, 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: SAM 990, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Ladybrand townlands (zone B/4), which is in a Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone in the Clarens Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore