Sauropus Hitchcock 1845 (theropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia - Sauropodidae

Synonyms: Aethyopus Hitchcock 1848, Amblonyx Hitchcock 1858, Amblyonyx Hitchcock 1858, Chimaera Hitchcock 1858, Chimaerichnus Hitchcock 1871

Full reference: E. Hitchcock. 1845. An attempt to name, classify, and describe, the animals that made the fossil footmarks of New England. Sixth Annual Meeeting of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, New Haven, CT. Abstract and Proceedings 23-25

Parent taxon: Sauropodidae according to H. Haubold 1971

See also Haubold 1969, Hay 1902, Hitchcock 1845, Hitchcock 1848, Hitchcock 1858, Hitchcock 1898, Kuhn 1958, Kuhn 1963, Lull 1915, Lull 1917, Lull 1953, Owen 1861 and Quenstedt 1882

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Sauropus (Sauroidichnites) Sauropus barrattii Sauropus ingens

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Type: Sauroidichnites barrattii

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Jurassic of United States (7: Massachusetts collections)

• Triassic of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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