Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Conybeare 1824 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Synonyms: Plesiosaurus homei Gray 1831, Plesiosaurus macromus Owen 1840, Plesiosaurus priscus Parkinson 1822

Full reference: W. D. Conybeare. 1824. On the discovery of an almost perfect skeleton of the Plesiosaurus. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, series 2 1:381-389

Belongs to Plesiosaurus according to Z. Gasparini et al. 2002

See also Buckland 1858, d'Orbigny 1849, Delair 1960, Hay 1902, Hopley 2000, Huene 1902, Mantell 1833, Mantell 1836, Mantell 1851, O'Keefe 2001, Owen 1840, Owen 1865, Parkinson 1822, Persson 1963, Seeley 1865, Storrs 1997 and Swinton 1934

Sister taxa: Plesiosaurus bavaricus, Plesiosaurus bitractensis, Plesiosaurus carinatus, Plesiosaurus cliduchus, Plesiosaurus coelospondylus, Plesiosaurus costatus, Plesiosaurus exarsostinus, Plesiosaurus grandis, Plesiosaurus hesternus, Plesiosaurus houzeaui, Plesiosaurus macrocephalus, Plesiosaurus macrodeirus, Plesiosaurus mexicanus, Plesiosaurus nitidus, Plesiosaurus platydeirus, Plesiosaurus subconcavus, Plesiosaurus subtrigonus, Plesiosaurus tessarestarsostinus, Plesiosaurus trigonus

Type specimens:

  • Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus: BMNH 22656, a skeleton (almost complete skeleton). Its type locality is Lyme Regis, Echioceras raricostatum, which is in a Sinemurian marine horizon in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Plesiosaurus homei:
  • Plesiosaurus macromus: OUMNH J.28587/1-57, a set of postcrania (partial postcranial skeleton comprising portions of limb and many vertebrae). Its type locality is Lyme Regis: Pinhay Bay (Lower Lias, general), which is in a Hettangian/Pliensbachian marine horizon in the United Kingdom.
  • Plesiosaurus priscus:

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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