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Taxon
Taxon
Somphospondyli
Nominal Author
Wilson and Sereno 1998
2nd Nominal Author
Taxon Status ACTIVE
Comments
The taxon was coined and defined by Wilson and Sereno (1998) and defined in the same year in a similar manner by Sereno (1998). The active definition is a first-order revision of these earlier definitions that lists species as specifiers.
Potential Synonomy

Active Phylogenetic Definition
Active Definition
The most inclusive clade containing Saltasaurus loricatus Bonaparte and Powell 1980 but not Brachiosaurus brancai Janensch 1914.
Shorthand
> Saltasaurus loricatus but not Brachiosaurus brancai.
Definitional Author
Sereno 2005
Definition Status checked
Definition Type STEM
Node-Stem Triplet STEM
Other Triplet Taxa
Titanosauriformes, Brachiosauridae
Specifiers
Specifier(s) A
Saltasaurus loricatus
Specifier(s) B
Specifier(s) C
Brachiosaurus brancai
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Datum
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1998

Inactive Taxon Status
Rejection Criteria
Critique
 

Definitional History #1
Earliest Record
Titanosauriforms more closely related to Saltasaurus than to Brachiosaurus.
Latest Record
Wilson and Sereno 1998:53
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Definitional History #2
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All titanosauriforms closer to Saltasaurus than to Brachiosaurus.
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Sereno 1998:63
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Saltasaurus, Brachiosaurus
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