Attenborosaurus conybeari Sollas 1881 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Alternative combination: Plesiosaurus conybeari

Synonym: Plesiosaurus laticeps Owen 1867

Full reference: W. J. Sollas. 1881. On a new species of Plesiosaurus (P. Conybeari) from the Lower Lias of Charmouth; with observations on P megacephalus, Stutchbury, and P. brachycephalus, Owen. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 37:440-480

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

See also Delair 1960, Lydekker 1889, Sollas 1881, Storrs 1997 and Swinton 1948

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Attenborosaurus conybeari: BRSMG Cb 2479 (destroyed), a skeleton (almost complete skeleton, missing parts of limbs). Its type locality is Northwest corner of Black Ven Water, which is in a Sinemurian marine horizon in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Plesiosaurus laticeps: BMNH 40140, a skeleton. Its type locality is Charmouth, E.C.H. Day collection, which is in a Sinemurian marine horizon in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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