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Brontosaurus parvus Peterson and Gilmore 1902 (diplodocid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Diplodocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 319100

Alternative combinations: Apatosaurus parvus, Elosaurus parvus

Full reference: O. A. Peterson and C. W. Gilmore. 1902. Elosaurus parvus: a new genus and species of the Sauropoda. Annals of Carnegie Museum 1:490-499

Belongs to Brontosaurus according to E. Tschopp et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Brontosaurus excelsus, Brontosaurus yahnahpin

Type specimen: CM 566, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Carnegie Quarry E, Sheep Creek, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian lacustrine horizon in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 1100.0, radius 755.0 x 127.0, ulna length 740.0