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Sauropodomorph

suborder of reptiles (fossil)
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Sauropodomorpha is the suborder of dinosaurs with massive, quadrupedal herbivores with extremely long necks and tails.

Sauropodomorpha
Temporal range: Upper TriassicUpper Cretaceous
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Statue of Diplodocus carnegiei outside the Carnegie Museum
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Sauropodomorpha

von Huene, 1932
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Prosauropoda
Sauropoda

Sauropodomorpha are divided into prosauropods and sauropods. Among the sauropods were the largest land animals ever known: Seismosaurus, Diplodocus, Apatosaurus (popularly known as Brontosaurus), and others.

DescriptionEdit

Only the modern blue whale is larger than these creatures; no land animal comes close. Argentinosaurus, with a vertebra over 1.59 metres long, is the largest.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Bonaparte J. & Coria R. 1993. Un nuevo y gigantesco sauropodo titanosaurio de la Formacion Rio Limay (Albiano-Cenomaniano) de la Provincia del Neuquen, Argentina. Ameghiniana 30 (3): 271–282.