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Sauroposeidon proteles Wedel et al. 2000 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 66617

Synonym: Paluxysaurus jonesi Rose 2007 (taxon 105990)

Full reference: M. J. Wedel, R. L. Cifelli, and R. K. Sanders. 2000. Sauropseidon proteles, a new sauropod from the Early Cretaceous of Oklahoma. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(1):109-114

Belongs to Sauroposeidon according to M. D. D'Emic 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Sauroposeidon proteles: OMNH 53062. Its type locality is OMNH locality V821, which is in an Aptian/Albian terrestrial claystone in the Antlers Formation of Oklahoma.
  • Paluxysaurus jonesi: FWMSH 93B-10-18, a partial skull (left maxilla with teeth, nasal). Its type locality is Jones Ranch Quarry, SMU Loc. v282, FWMSH 93B-10, which is in an Aptian coarse channel fill sandstone/sandstone in the Twin Mountains Formation of Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): humerus length 1249.0