Plesiosaurus costatus Owen 1840 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Alternative combination: Rhomaleosaurus costatus

Full reference: R. Owen. 1840. Report on British fossil reptiles. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 8:43-126

Belongs to Plesiosaurus according to W. E. Swinton 1948

See also Delair 1960, Lydekker 1889, Owen 1840 and Persson 1963

Sister taxa: Plesiosaurus bavaricus, Plesiosaurus bitractensis, Plesiosaurus carinatus, Plesiosaurus cliduchus, Plesiosaurus coelospondylus, 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: BRSMG Cb 2457 (now destroyed), a set of vertebrae (cervical vertebra). Its type locality is Rhaetic Bone Bed, Aust Cliff, which is in a Rhaetian coastal conglomerate in the Westbury Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of France (2 collections), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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