Pleiosaurus macromerus Phillips 1871 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: J. Phillips. 1871. Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames. Clarendon Press, Oxford 1-523

Belongs to Pleiosaurus according to J. Phillips 1871

See also Bardet et al. 1993, Benson et al. 2013, Delair 1960, Halstead 1989, Knutsen 2012, Lydekker 1889, Malakhov 1999, Noè et al. 2004, Tarlo 1959 and Tarlo 1960

Sister taxa: Cetiosaurus rigauxi, Plesiosaurus giganteus, Pliosaurus almanzaensis, Pliosaurus andrewsi, Pliosaurus brachydeirus, Pliosaurus carpenteri, Pliosaurus funkei, Pliosaurus gamma, Pliosaurus grandis, Pliosaurus grossouvrei, Pliosaurus irgisensis, Pliosaurus kevani, Pliosaurus patagonicus, Pliosaurus phosphaticus, Pliosaurus portentificus, Pliosaurus rossicus, Pliosaurus westburyensis

Type specimen: Lectotype: OUMNH J. 10441, a set of vertebrae (cervical vertebra). Its type locality is Shotover Railway Cutting (Great Western Railway excavation), near Swindon, which is in a Kimmeridgian marine horizon in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Pleiosaurus macromerus in the database

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