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On Wed, 17 Oct 2001 SNOWFL96@aol.com wrote:
> Hi, does anybody know where the camarasaurids fit (or should I say "fitted")
> into the sauropod family tree?
Present tense is fine, and anyway, "fit" can be used for past tense as
well. (As with "hit" and another word that rhymes with those that I won't
> Were they a sister group to the brachiosaurids?
> Could someone be kind enough to elaborate?
_Camarasaurus_ is outside _Titanosauriformes_ (which could be defined as
Clade(_Brachiosaurus_ + _Titanosaurus_)), but inside _Macronaria_
(Clade(_Saltasaurus_ <-- _Diplodocus_)). It may form a clade with other
basal macronarians, such as _Aragosaurus_ and _Lourinhasaurus_, which
could be called _Camarasauridae_.
(I may update this slightly after I sift through my SVP notes.)
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