Simolestes vorax Andrews 1909 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Synonym: Thaumatosaurus calloviensis Bogolubov 1912

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1909. On some new Plesiosauria from the Oxford Clay of Peterborough. Annals And Magazine of Natural History 4:418-429

Belongs to Simolestes according to F. R. O'Keefe 2001

See also Andrews 1913 and Tarlo 1960

Sister taxa: Simolestes indicus, Simolestes keileni

Type specimens:

  • Simolestes vorax: BMNH R3319, a skeleton (complete associated skeleton). Its type locality is Peterborough area, Leeds Collection, which is in a Callovian offshore mudstone in the Oxford Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Thaumatosaurus calloviensis:

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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