Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Vulcanodon karibaensis Raath 1972 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 54979

Full reference: M. A. Raath. 1972. Fossil vertebrate studies in Rhodesia: a new dinosaur (Reptilia: Saurischia) from near the Tria-Jurassic boundary. Arnoldia 5(31):1-37

Belongs to Vulcanodon according to S. Bandyopadhyay et al. 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: QG24, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Lake Kariba Island 126/127, which is in a Sinemurian/Pliensbachian terrestrial sandstone in the Forest Sandstone Formation of Zimbabwe.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 1100.0, humerus length 700.0, radius length 647.0, tibia length 634.0, ulna length 660.0

Estimated body mass: 5.64 tons based on femur length