Simolestes indicus Lydekker 1877

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Alternative combinations: Plesiosaurus indicus, Thaumatosaurus indicus

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1877. Notices of new and other Vertebrata from Indian Tertiary and Secondary rocks. Records of the Geological Survey of India 10(1):30-43

Belongs to Simolestes according to N. Bardet et al. 1991

See also Lydekker 1877, Lydekker 1889 and Swinton 1934

Sister taxa: Simolestes keileni, Simolestes vorax

Type specimen: SPecimen in the Indian Museum of Calcutta (cast BMNH R.1401), a mandible (symphysial portion of a mandible). Its type locality is Kutch, which is in a Tithonian marine horizon in the Umia Formation of India.

Distribution:

• Jurassic of India (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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