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Pelorosaurus Mantell 1850 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Dinosauria - Rebbachisauridae

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: Aragosaurus, Astrodon, Austrosaurus, Austrosaurus mckillopi, Brachiosauridae, Brohisaurus, Brohisaurus kirthari, Brontomerus mcintoshi, Chubutisaurus, Dinodocus, Dongbeititan, Duriatitan, Erketu, Eucamerotus, Fukuititan, Fusuisaurus, Galvesaurus, Huanghetitanidae, Iuticosaurus, Iuticosaurus valdensis, Jiutaisaurus, Jiutaisaurus xidiensis, Laurasiformes, Macrurosaurus, Macrurosaurus semnus, Ornithopsis, Pleurocoelus nanus, Pukyongosaurus, Pukyongosaurus millenniumi, Rugocaudia, Rugocaudia cooneyi, Sauroposeidon, Somphospondyli, Sonorasaurus, Tastavinsaurus, Titanosaurimanus, Xenoposeidon proneneukos

Subtaxa: Pelorosaurus conybeari

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Type: Cetiosaurus conybeari

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore