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Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii Borsuk-Bialynicka 1977 (saltasaurid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Saltasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 57335

Alternative combination: Opisthocoelus skarzynskii

Full reference: M. Borsuk-Bialynicka. 1977. A new camarasaurid sauropod Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii gen. n., sp. n. from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Palaeontologia Polonica 37:5-64

Belongs to Opisthocoelicaudia according to P. Upchurch et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: ZPal MgD-I/48, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Altan Ula IV, site 4 [PMPE], which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial conglomerate/sandstone in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): coracoid 468.5 x 505.0, femur 1395.0 x 107.5, fibula 830.0 x 109.5, humerus 1000.0 x 219.1, radius 631.0 x 90.2, scapula 1146.4 x 606.4, tibia 810.0 x 178.9, ulna length 728.1

Estimated body mass: 11.6 tons based on femur length