Plesiosaurus macrodeirus Seeley 1869 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1869. Index to the Fossil Remains of Aves, Ornithosauria, and Reptilia, from the Secondary System of Strata, Arranged in the Woodwardian Museum of the University of Cambridge. Deighton, Bell, and Co, Cambridge 1-143

Belongs to Plesiosaurus according to H. G. Seeley 1869

Sister taxa: Plesiosaurus bavaricus, Plesiosaurus bitractensis, Plesiosaurus carinatus, Plesiosaurus cliduchus, Plesiosaurus coelospondylus, Plesiosaurus costatus, Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus, Plesiosaurus exarsostinus, Plesiosaurus grandis, Plesiosaurus hesternus, Plesiosaurus houzeaui, Plesiosaurus macrocephalus, Plesiosaurus mexicanus, Plesiosaurus nitidus, Plesiosaurus platydeirus, Plesiosaurus subconcavus, Plesiosaurus subtrigonus, Plesiosaurus tessarestarsostinus, Plesiosaurus trigonus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Wichford, near Haddenham and Ely, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian marine horizon in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Wichford, near Haddenham and Ely

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