Plesiosaurus coelospondylus Owen 1865 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Full reference: R. Owen. 1865. A monograph of the fossil Reptilia of the Liassic formations. Part I, Sauropterygia. Palaeontographical Soceity Monographs 17(75):1-40

Belongs to Plesiosaurus according to Owen 1842

See also Tate and Blake 1876

Sister taxa: Plesiosaurus bavaricus, Plesiosaurus bitractensis, Plesiosaurus carinatus, Plesiosaurus cliduchus, 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: Whitby Museum specimen, not lost, a set of vertebrae (sixteen consecutive cervical vertebrae). Its type locality is Whitby, alum works rubbish heap, which is in a Toarcian marine shale in the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Whitby, alum works rubbish heap

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