Plesiosaurus bitractensis Sauvage 1883 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Full reference: H.-E. Sauvage. 1883. Recherches sur les reptiles trouvés dans l'étage rhétien des environs d'Autun [Research on the reptiles found in the Rhaetian stage of the environs of Autun]. Annales des Sciences Géologiques 14(3):1-44

Belongs to Plesiosaurus according to R. Lydekker 1889

See also Sauvage 1883

Sister taxa: Plesiosaurus bavaricus, Plesiosaurus carinatus, Plesiosaurus cliduchus, 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: Its type locality is Antully bonebed, Autun, which is in a Rhaetian marine horizon in France

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of France (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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