Plesiosaurus cliduchus Seeley 1865 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1865. On two new plesiosaurs, from the Lias. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 3 16:352-359

Belongs to Plesiosaurus according to R. B. J. Benson et al. 2011

See also Delair 1960, Lydekker 1889, Seeley 1869 and Storrs and Taylor 1996

Sister taxa: Plesiosaurus bavaricus, Plesiosaurus bitractensis, Plesiosaurus carinatus, Plesiosaurus coelospondylus, Plesiosaurus costatus, Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus, Plesiosaurus exarsostinus, Plesiosaurus grandis, Plesiosaurus hesternus, Plesiosaurus houzeaui, Plesiosaurus macrocephalus, Plesiosaurus macrodeirus, Plesiosaurus mexicanus, Plesiosaurus nitidus, Plesiosaurus platydeirus, Plesiosaurus subconcavus, Plesiosaurus subtrigonus, Plesiosaurus tessarestarsostinus, Plesiosaurus trigonus

Type specimen: CAMSM J.35180, a set of postcrania (postcranial skeleton missing pelvic region, tail, and most of neck). Its type locality is Street (general), which is in a Hettangian shallow subtidal limestone/shale in the Blue Lias Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Street (general)

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