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Re: New Moroccan sauropod paper



Christopher Taylor wrote-

>     By the way, are any Titanosauria known from Africa, or was it the
> exclusive domain of more basal forms?

Ignoring Madagascar, at least some of the following will be titanosaurians
under any given definition-

Aegyptosaurus Stromer 1932
A. baharijensis Stromer 1932
Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous
Baharija Formation, Egypt

Janenschia Wild 1991
J. robusta (Fraas 1908) Wild 1991
Kimmeridgian, Late Jurassic
Tendaguru Formation, Tanzania

"Karongasaurus" Carr online
Early Cretaceous
Chiweta Formation, Dinosaur Beds, Malawi

Malawisaurus Jacobs, Winkler, Downs and Gomani 1993
M. dixeyi (Haughton 1928) Jacobs, Winkler, Downs and Gomani 1993
Early Cretaceous
Chiweta Formation, Dinosaur Beds, Malawi

Paralititan Smith, Lamanna, Lacovera, Dodson, Smith, Poole, Giegengack and
Attia, 2001
P. stromeri Smith, Lamanna, Lacovera, Dodson, Smith, Poole, Giegengack and
Attia, 2001
Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous
Baharija Formation, Egypt

unnamed titanosaurid (Kennedy, Klinger and Mateer, 1987)
Early Santonian, Late Cretaceous
unnamed formation, South Africa

unnamed andesaurid (Russell 1996)
Albian, Early Cretaceous
Gres Rouges Infracenomaniens, Morocco

unnamed Titanosauridae (Gomani, 1999)
Early Cretaceous
Chiweta Formation, Dinosaur Beds, Malawi

undescribed titanosaurid (Sereno, Beck, Dutheil, Larsson, Lyon, Moussa,
Sadleir, Sidor,
Varricchio, Wilson and Wilson 1999)
Aptian, Early Cretaceous
Elrhaz Formation, Niger

undescribed titanosaurid (Sereno and Wilson, 2001)
Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous
Niger

Regarding Tim's comments, Algoasaurus is seemingly rebbachisaurid (Canudo
and Salgado, in press), while Upchurch et al. (2004) find Bonaparte's
suggestion of camarasaurid affinities for Janenschia to be without merit,
and place it back in Titanosauria.

Mickey Mortimer
Undergraduate, Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
The Theropod Database - http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Home.html