A New Early Cretaceous Brachiosaurid (Dinosauria, Neosauropoda) from Northwestern Gondwana (Villa De Leiva, Colombia)

  title={A New Early Cretaceous Brachiosaurid (Dinosauria, Neosauropoda) from Northwestern Gondwana (Villa De Leiva, Colombia)},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Carballido and Diego Pol and Mary Luz Parra Ruge and Santiago Padilla Bernal and Mar{\'i}a Eur{\'i}dice P{\'a}ramo-Fonseca and Fernando Etayo-Serna},
ABSTRACT Brachiosaurid sauropods achieved a broad distribution during the Late Jurassic, which has been considered to provide evidence of their origins during the Middle Jurassic, prior to the breakup of Pangea. In contrast to their broad geographic distribution during the Late Jurassic, formally named brachiosaurid species from the Cretaceous have so far been restricted to the Aptian—Albian of North America, which has been interpreted as a signal of differential extinction and/or a bias in… 

A possible brachiosaurid (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the mid-Cretaceous of northeastern China

An isolated sauropod maxilla from the middle Cretaceous Longjing Formation of the Yanji basin of northeast China is reported, providing the most convincing evidence to date that brachiosaurids dispersed into Asia at some point in their evolutionary history.

A sauropod from the Lower Jurassic La Quinta Formation (Dept. Cesar, Colombia) and the initial diversification of eusauropods at low latitudes

ABSTRACT The northern-most occurrence of Sauropoda in South America was collected in the 1940s from Early–Middle Jurassic-aged continental sediments on the western flank of the Serranía del Perijá in

An Early Cretaceous Teleosauroid (Crocodylomorpha: Thalattosuchia) from Colombia

Abstract. Teleosauroid extinction at the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary has been hypothesized to be an artifact of sampling only temperate paleolatitudes. Here, we describe the definitive youngest

Phylogenetic analysis of Gondwanan basal eusauropods from the Early-Middle Jurassic of Patagonia, Argentina

  • F. HolwerdaD. Pol
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Spanish Journal of Palaeontology
  • 2018
Gondwanan Jurassic non-neosauropod eusauropods are key for the understanding of sauropod evolution, although their phylogenetic interrelationships remain poorly understood. However, following the

Sauropod dinosaur remains from a new Early Jurassic locality in the Central High Atlas of Morocco

Two sauropod middle cervical vertebrae from a new Early Jurassic locality in the Haute Moulouya Basin, Central High Atlas of Morocco are described and represent one of the earliest eusauropod taxa and are an important additional data point for elucidating the early evolution of the clade.

Redescription of Brachiosaurid Sauropod Dinosaur Material From the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, Colorado, USA

It is estimated that B. altithorax had a slower tooth replacement rate than Camarasaurus or the diplodocoids it shared Morrison Formation landscapes with, which suggests a difference in diet and/or feeding strategy.

A new specimen of Platypterygius sachicarum (Reptilia, Ichthyosauria) from the Early Cretaceous of Colombia and its phylogenetic implications

ABSTRACT Platypterygius sachicarum is one of the few Lower Cretaceous ichthyosaurian species described from the Hauterivian–Aptian-aged Paja Formation, the most complete Lower Cretaceous sedimentary

The appendicular skeleton of the dwarf macronarian sauropod Europasaurus holgeri from the Late Jurassic of Germany and a re-evaluation of its systematic affinities

An extensive re-evaluation of the systematic position of Europasaurus was done based on the three most substantial data sets published in recent years, which resolvedEuropasaurus as a basal camarasauromorph in all cases, but brachiosaurid affinities remain plausible, especially considering the heterochronic evolution of the taxon.



A new basal rebbachisaurid (Sauropoda, Diplodocoidea) from the Early Cretaceous of the Neuquén Basin; evolution and biogeography of the group

Despite that the origin of rebbachisaurids is retrieved as Late Jurassic is not until the upper Lower Cretaceous that this group can be recognised in the fossil record. The group is geographically

Revision of the sauropod dinosaurs of the Lower Cretaceous Trinity Group, southern USA, with the description of a new genus

Cladistic analysis indicates that Astrophocaudia and Sauroposeidon are members of Somphospondyli, whereas Cedarosaurus is a brachiosaurid.

A Diplodocid Sauropod Survivor from the Early Cretaceous of South America

Diplodocids are by far the most emblematic sauropod dinosaurs. They are part of Diplodocoidea, a vast clade whose other members are well-known from Jurassic and Cretaceous strata in Africa, Europe,


  • P. Rose
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 2007
The Texas sauropod does not possess synapomorphies of Somphospondyli, and derived characters that have been used to define the Titanosauria are also absent, affirming its placement as a basal titanosauriform.

Anatomy of the basal titanosaur (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) Andesaurus delgadoi from the mid-Cretaceous (Albian–early Cenomanian) Río Limay Formation, Neuquén Province, Argentina: implications for titanosaur systematics

The holotype of Andesaurus delgadoi is re-describe, comprising dorsal, sacral, and caudal vertebrae, as well as limb and pelvic elements, and putative titanosaur synapomorphies are recognized.

The Osteology of Chubutisaurus insignis Del Corro, 1975 (Dinosauria: Neosauropoda) from the ‘Middle’ Cretaceous of Central Patagonia, Argentina

The phylogenetic analysis presented here resolves Chubutisaurus as the most basal somphospondylian.

Osteology of the Late Jurassic Portuguese sauropod dinosaur Lusotitan atalaiensis (Macronaria) and the evolutionary history of basal titanosauriforms

The results support the generic separation of the contemporaneous taxa Brachiosaurus, Giraffatitan, and Lusotitan, with the latter recovered as either a brachiosaurid or the sister taxon to Titanosauriformes.

Postcranial axial skeleton of Europasaurus holgeri (Dinosauria, Sauropoda) from the Upper Jurassic of Germany: implications for sauropod ontogeny and phylogenetic relationships of basal Macronaria

The postcranial axial skeleton of sauropods is extremely modified with respect to the anatomy observed in its ancestors, the ‘prosauropods’, proving to be one of the most informative regions of the body.

A New Sauropod: Tastavinsaurus Sanzi Gen. Et Sp. Nov. from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian) of Spain

In the cladistic analysis, Tastavinsaurus is the sister-taxon of the North American Venenosaurus within Titanosauriformes, which includes the Brachiosauridae, Somphospondyli, and Titanosaurusia.