Brachauchenius lucasi Williston 1903 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: S. W. Williston. 1903. North American plesiosaurs, part 1. Geological Series Field Museum of Natural History 3(1):1-77

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

See also Carpenter 1996 and Welles 1962

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: USNM 4989, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Near Delphos (USNM 4989, Brachauchenius lucasi type locality), which is in a Turonian/Turonian marine limestone in Kansas.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (5: Kansas, Texas, Utah collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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