†subfamily Metriorhynchinae Buchy 2008 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Metriorhynchidae

Full reference: M.-C. Buchy. 2008. Reevaluation of the holotype of Plesiosaurus (Polyptychodon) mexicanus, Wieland, 1910 from the Upper Jurassic of Mexico: a thalattosuchian, not a sauropterygian. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 25(3):517-522

Parent taxon: Metriorhynchidae according to M. T. Young 2013

See also Buchy 2008, Cau and Fanti 2011, Parrilla-Bel et al. 2013 and Young et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Aggiosaurus, Capellineosuchus, Enaliosuchus, Geosaurinae, Ichthyosaurus torrei, Metriorhynchus, Neustosaurus

Subtaxa: Gracilineustes Rhacheosaurini

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), Germany (2)

• Jurassic of Argentina (3), France (1), Germany (7), Mexico (4), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 20 collections including 25 occurrences

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