Category Archives: Sauropoda

Skeletal making

I really haven’t been able to think of a topic this year that I can disclose the contents of to others, so here I am writing up a short piece on a new skill I’ve acquired. Be warned, there are … Continue reading

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What ever happened to Loricosaurus?

More sauropods, but deviating slightly from what I was planning to post today. Working through all the titanosaurs known from South America, I came across an old taxon I learned a little about several years back. Loricosaurus is a genus of … Continue reading

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Every discrete anatomical feature you need to know (vertebrae)

I have been (still) working on the titanosaur phylogeny you have seen in my last few posts. This time, because inspiration struck, I have decided to go beyond the recent minimal-word, main picture posts of late, and instead I am … Continue reading

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Work on titanosaurs (aka phylogeny #2)

Now, from what I had in my last post I expanded the matrix coding for 50 taxa instead of 42, and the tree definitely changed. Unfortunately, I forgot to add the taxa names in the first portion so instead they … Continue reading

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Phylogeny of Titanosauria #1

I am currently working on coding any and all titanosaurs into the matrix of Gonzalez et al (2016), describing Notocolossus. Just as a preliminary test, I have added a few new taxa, including Argyrosaurus, Hypselosaurus, Quetecsaurus and Puertasaurus. The results is shown below, … Continue reading

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My take on english taxa #1

So I’m beginning a new series on english taxa, starting with the oldest of any, Rutellum impicatum. Now this name currently is invalid, but it has a very important story to tell. A single tooth was collected near Whitney, Oxfordshire, … Continue reading

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Haestasaurus

Haestasaurus becklesii is a moderately sized macronarian from the Wealden of England. It was known as “Pelorosaurus” becklesii for a long time since its original description, with its humerus, the only overlapping material, significantly more robust than that of Pelorosaurus brevis. In … Continue reading

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