Gallardosaurus Gasparini 2009 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: Z. Gasparini. 2009. A new Oxfordian pliosaurid (Plesiosauria, Pliosauridae) in the Caribbean Seaway. Palaeontology 52(3):661-669

Parent taxon: Thalassophonea according to R. B. J. Benson and P. S. Druckenmiller 2014

See also Gasparini 2009

Sister taxa: Brachaucheninae, Liopleurodon, Makhaira, Peloneustes, Pliosaurus, Pliosaurus brachyspondylus, Pliosaurus macromerus, Simolestes

Subtaxa: Gallardosaurus iturraldei

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Type: Gallardosaurus iturraldei

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Sierra de Caiguanabo, near Vinales (Jurassic of Cuba)

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