Leptonectes McGowan 1996 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria

Synonym: Leptopterygius Huene 1929

Parent taxon: Neoichthyosauria according to V. Fischer et al. 2013

See also Appleby 1979, Carroll 1988, Maisch 2010, Maisch and Matzke 2000, Maisch and Reisdorf 2006, McGowan and Motani 2003, Motani 1999, Sander 2000 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Dearcmhara, Eurhinosaurus, Excalibosaurus, Hauffiopteryx, Leptonectidae, Suevoleviathanidae, Temnodontosauridae, Temnodontosaurus, Thunnosauria

Subtaxa: Leptonectes moorei Leptonectes solei Leptonectes tenuirostris Leptopterygius margaritatus Leptopterygius platyodon

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Belgium (1 collection), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (8)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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