The significance of Suuwassea emilieae (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) for flagellicaudatan intrarelationships and evolution

  title={The significance of Suuwassea emilieae (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) for flagellicaudatan intrarelationships and evolution},
  author={Jerald D. Harris},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={185 - 198}
  • Jerald D. Harris
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
Synopsis Suuwassea emilieae is a recently described dinosaur taxon discovered in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of the western United States and the only non‐diplodocid flagellicaudatan (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) known from North America. It retains sauropod symplesiomorphies that are unexpected in a Late Jurassic taxon and thus sheds light on the evolutionary origins of the Flagellicaudata. Despite being comparatively small, the holotype of Suuwassea demonstrates hallmarks of relatively… 

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