Rhomaleosaurus cramptoni Carte and Baily 1863 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae

Alternative combinations: Plesiosaurus cramptoni, Thaumatosaurus cramptoni

Belongs to Rhomaleosaurus according to A. S. Smith and G. J. Dyke 2008

See also Andrews 1922, Cruickshank 1994, Cruickshank 1996, Lydekker 1889, O'Keefe 2001, Seeley 1865, Seeley 1874, Swinton 1934, Tate and Blake 1876 and Watson 1909

Sister taxa: Rhomaleosaurus megacephalus, Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus

Type specimen: NMING F8785, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is alum quarry, Kettleness, which is in a Toarcian offshore shale in the Whitby Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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