Named By: E. Tschopp & O. V. Mateus - 2012.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Sauropodomorpha, Diplodocidae, Diplodocinae.
Species: K. siberi (type).
Size: Roughly about 15 meters long, though only the skull and some cervical vertebrae have survived a fire at the American Museum of Natural History.
Known locations: USA, Wyoming.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and Cervical (neck) vertebrae. Other fossils once collected were destroyed in a fire.
Fossils of Kaatedocus were first recovered in 1934 and subsequently assigned to the genus Barosaurus. Later study of the fossils revealed them to actually represent a distinct genus of diplodocid sauropod.
- The skull and neck of a new flagellicaudatan sauropod from the Morrison Formation and its implication for the evolution and ontogeny of diplodocid dinosaurs. - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology: 1. - E. Tschopp & O. V. Mateus - 2012.