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Magyarosaurus dacus Nopcsa 1915 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 64332

Alternative combination: Titanosaurus dacus

Synonyms: Magyarosaurus hungaricus Huene 1932 (no. 64333), Magyarosaurus transsylvanicus Huene 1932 (no. 64334), Magyarosaurus transylvanicus Huene 1932 (no. 137075), Titanosaurus hungaricus Huene 1932 (no. 83010), Titanosaurus transsylvanicus Huene 1932 (no. 83009)

Full reference: B. F. Nopcsa. 1915. Die dinosaurier der Siebenbürgischen landesteile Ungarns [Dinosaurs of the Transylvanian regions of Hungary]. Mitteilungen aus dem Jahrbuche der Kgl. Ungarischen Geologischen Reichsanstalt 23:1-24

Belongs to Magyarosaurus according to Z. Csiki et al. 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Magyarosaurus dacus: BMNH R.3861a, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Szentpéterfalva, Hateg Basin, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian fluvial sandstone in the Sânpetru Formation of Romania.
  • Magyarosaurus hungaricus: BMNH R3833, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Szentpéterfalva, Hateg Basin, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian fluvial sandstone in the Sânpetru Formation of Romania.
  • Magyarosaurus transsylvanicus: BMNH R3896, 4891, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Szentpéterfalva, Hateg Basin, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian fluvial sandstone in the Sânpetru Formation of Romania.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 462.4, femur circumference 185.6, fibula length 386.0, fibula circumference 100.5, humerus length 399.5, humerus circumference 162.4, tibia length 446.5, tibia circumference 148.5, ulna length 271.7, ulna circumference 110.3

Estimated body mass: 608.2 kg based on femur circumference, femur length, and humerus circumference