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Re: Losillasaurus giganteus, a new Spanish sauropod



>Did the authors compare _Losillasaurus_ to any of the rebbachisaurids?
>They  appear to occupy about the same phylogenetic position.

--Nick P.

The phylogenetic analysis is made with 48 characters, and comparing with
Barosaurus, Diplodocus, Dicraeosaurus, Haplocantosaurus, Camarasaurus,
Brachiosaurus, Cetiosaurus, Patagosaurus and Shunosaurus. The results are:

                            I---- Barosaurus
                         I--I__ Diplodocus
                      I--I____ Dicraeosaurus
                I-----I______ Losillasaurus
            I---I
            I   I___I---------- Haplocanthosaurus
        I---I         I___I---- Camarasaurus
    I---I   I               I__  Brachiosaurus
----I   I   I____________ Cetiosaurus
    I   I______________  Patagosaurus
    I_________________ Shunosaurus


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