Westphaliasaurus Schwermann and Sander 2011 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Full reference: L. Schwermann and P. M. Sander. 2011. Osteologie und Phylogenie von Westphaliasaurus simonsensii: Ein neuer Plesiosauride (Sauropterygia) aus dem Unteren Jura (Pliensbachium) von Sommersell (Kreis Höxter), Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland. Geologie und Paläontologie in Westfalen 79:1-60

Parent taxon: Plesiosauroidea according to R. B. J. Benson and P. S. Druckenmiller 2014

See also Benson et al. 2012 and Schwermann and Sander 2011

Sister taxa: Cimoliosaurus limnophilus, Cryptoclidia, Euplesiosauria, Microcleididae, Opallionectes, Plesiopterys, Plesiosauridae, Plesiosaurus, Sthenarosaurus

Subtaxa: Westphaliasaurus simonsensii

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Type: Westphaliasaurus simonsensii

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Lücking clay pit, Sommersell (Jurassic of Germany)

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