Shonisaurus sikanniensis Nicholls and Manabe 2004 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria - Shastasauridae

Alternative combination: Shastasaurus sikanniensis

Full reference: E. L. Nicholls and M. Manabe. 2004. Giant ichthyosaurs of the Triassic - a new species of Shonisaurus from the Pardonet Formation (Norian: Late Triassic) of British Columbia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4):838-849

Belongs to Shonisaurus according to C. Ji et al. 2013

See also Maisch 2010, Nicholls and Manabe 2004 and Sander et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Shonisaurus mulleri, Shonisaurus popularis, Shonisaurus silberlingi

Type specimen: TMP 94.378.2, a partial skeleton

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Sikanni Chief River (Triassic of British Columbia)

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