Archaeonectrus rostratus Owen 1865 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae

Alternative combinations: Plesiosaurus rostratus, Rhomaleosaurus rostratus

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 Archaeonectrus according to G. W. Storrs 1997

See also Browne 1894, Delair 1960, Lydekker 1889 and Persson 1963

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BMNH 38525, a skeleton. Its type locality is Charmouth, E.C.H. Day collection, which is in a Sinemurian marine horizon in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Triassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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