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Brontosaurus Marsh 1879 (diplodocid)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Diplodocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 52983

Alternative spelling: Brontausaurus

Synonyms: Elosaurus Peterson and Gilmore 1902 (no. 66539), Eobrontosaurus Bakker 1998 (no. 66833)

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1879. Notice of new Jurassic reptiles. American Journal of Science and Arts 18:501-505

Parent taxon: Apatosaurinae according to E. Tschopp et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Amphicoelias, Apatosaurus, Atlantosaurus immanis

Subtaxa: Brontosaurus excelsus, Brontosaurus parvus, Brontosaurus yahnahpin

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore