Alternative combinations: Atychodracon megacephalus, Eurycleidus megacephalus, Plesiosaurus megacephalus, Thaumatosaurus megacephalus
Full reference: S. Stutchbury. 1846. Description of a new species of Plesiosaurus, in the Museum of the Bristol Institution. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London 2(1):411-417
Type specimen: BRSMG Cb2335 (holotype, destoryed); LEICS G221.1851 (neotype), a skeleton. Its type locality is Street-on-the-Fosse (Pylle), ~4 km south of Shepton Mallet, which is in a Hettangian marine horizon in the Blue Lias Formation of the United Kingdom.
Ecology: aquatic carnivore
• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (3 collections)
• Triassic of the United Kingdom (1)
Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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