†family Ophthalmosauridae Appleby 1956 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

Alternative spelling: Ophthalmosauria

Parent taxon: Baracromia according to B. C. Moon 2017

See also Appleby 1967, Araujo et al. 2008, Arkhangelsky and Zverkov 2014, Fernández 2003, Fischer et al. 2013, Maisch 2010, Maisch and Matzke 2000, Maxwell and Caldwell 2003, Motani 1999, Paparella et al. 2017 and Tyborowski 2016

Sister taxon: Chacaicosaurus

Subtaxa: Arthropterygius Baptanodon Gengasaurus Ichthyosaurus doughtyi Muiscasaurus Nannopterygius Ochevia Ophthalmosaurinae Platypterygiinae

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (2 collections), Australia (19), Canada (4: Alberta, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan), Chile (1), Colombia (2), France (13), Germany (5), India (1), New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (10), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (5: Kansas, Texas, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Chile (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (11), Canada (2: Northwest Territories), Cuba (1), France (2), Germany (2), Greenland (1), Italy (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (3), Norway (4), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (12), the United Kingdom (10), United States (7: Alaska, Wyoming)

Total: 136 collections including 157 occurrences

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