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Tornieria africana Fraas 1908 (diplodocine)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Diplodocidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 64727

Alternative combinations: Barosaurus africanus, Gigantosaurus africanus, Tornieria africanus

Full reference: E. Fraas. 1908. Ostafrikanische Dinosaurier [East African dinosaurs]. Palaeontographica 55(61):105-144

Belongs to Tornieria according to E. Tschopp et al. 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SMNS 12141a, 12145a, 12143, 12140, 12142, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Tendaguru quarry A, which is in a Tithonian channel lag siltstone in the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur 1379.4 x 194.9, fibula 940.0 x 110.0, humerus 955.0 x 144.9, tibia 860.0 x 130.0, ulna 710.0 x 80.0

Estimated body mass: 11.2 tons based on femur length