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What is Somphospondyli?

Pronunciation: SOM-fo-SPON-di-li
Author: Sereno and Wilson
Year: 1998
Meaning: Spongy vertebrae (see etymology)
Locomotion: Quadrupedal (four legs)
Synonyms: None known
Scientific definition:
The most inclusive clade containing Saltasaurus loricatus but not Brachiosaurus altithorax.
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Etymology
Somphospondyli is derived from the Greek "somphos" (spongy), "spondylos" (vertebra), and the Latin "-i" (plural), referring to the "spongy" or porous bone texture within its member's vertebrae.
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Further reading
• J. A. Wilson and P. C. Sereno (1998) "Early evolution and higher-level phylogeny of sauropod dinosaurs". (Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Memoir 5)
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