†family Toretocnemidae Maisch and Matzke 2000 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria - Toretocnemidae

Full reference: M. W. Maisch and A. T. Matzke. 2000. The Ichthyosauria. Stuttgarter Beitrage zur Naturkunde, Serie B (Geologie und Palaontologie) 298:1-159

Parent taxon: Longipinnati according to M. W. Maisch 2010

See also Maisch et al. 2008 and Maisch and Matzke 2000

Sister taxon: Cymbospondylidae

Subtaxa: Qianichthyosaurus Toretocnemus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of China (6 collections), Mexico (1), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1), United States (2: California)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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