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Pelorosaurus Mantell 1850 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Dinosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 38678

Alternative spelling: Pelerosaurus

Synonym: Hoplosaurus Seeley 1881 (taxon 53046)

Full reference: G. A. Mantell. 1850. On the Pelorosaurus; an undescribed gigantic terrestrial reptile, whose remains are associated with those of Iguanodon and other saurians in the strata of the Tilgate Forest, in Susses. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 140(16):379-390

Parent taxon: Titanosauriformes according to P. Upchurch et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Brachiosauridae, Brohisaurus, Brohisaurus kirthari, Brontomerus mcintoshi, Duriatitan, Fukuititan, Fusuisaurus, Galvesaurus, Huanghetitanidae, Jiutaisaurus, Jiutaisaurus xidiensis, Laurasiformes, Ornithopsis, Rugocaudia, Rugocaudia cooneyi, Somphospondyli, Sonorasaurus, Tastavinsaurus, Titanosaurimanus

Subtaxa: Pelorosaurus conybeari

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Type: Cetiosaurus conybeari

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore