Table 2 Clade names used in this study.

From: A new basal sauropodiform dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of Yunnan Province, China

Clade Definition Source
Sauropodomorpha The most inclusive clade containing Saltasaurus but not Passer or Triceratops Sereno11
Plateosauridae The most inclusive clade containing Plateosaurus engelhardti but not Saltasaurus Yates45
Massopoda The most inclusive clade containing Saltasaurus but not Plateosaurus engelhardti Yates45,46
Massospondylidae The most inclusive clade containing Massospondylus but not Plateosaurus engelhardti or Saltasaurus Sereno11
Sauropodiformes The most inclusive clade containing Saltasaurus but not Massospondylus McPhee et al.15
Sauropoda The least inclusive clade containing Vulcanodon and Saltasaurus Salgado et al.35 Langer et al.47
Eusauropoda The least inclusive clade containing Shunosaurus and Saltasaurus Upchurch et al.37