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What is Titanosauriformes?

Pronunciation: ty-TAN-oh-SOR-rih-formz
Authors: Salgado, Coria, and Calvo
Year: 1997
Meaning: Giant lizard-shaped (see etymology)
Locomotion: Quadrupedal (four legs)
Synonyms: None known
[Taylor, 2009]Definition
The most recent common ancestor of Brachiosaurus altithorax and Saltasaurus loricatus, and all its descendants.
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Etymology
Titanosauriformes is derived from the Greek "titan" (giant) and "sauros" (lizard), and the Latin "iformes" (shaped, in form).
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References
• Michael P. Taylor (2009) "A re-evaluation of Brachiosaurus Altithorax (Riggs, 1903) and its generic seperation from Giraffititan Brancai (Janensch, 1914)". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(3): 787–806.
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is Titanosauriformes?"
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