†unranked clade Thalassophonea Benson and Druckenmiller 2014 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: R. B. J. Benson and P. S. Druckenmiller. 2014. Faunal turnover of marine tetrapods during the Jurassic–Cretaceous transition. Biological Reviews 89(1):1-23

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

See also Benson et al. 2013 and O'Gorman et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Anguanax, Arminisaurus, Attenborosaurus, Cryonectes, Hauffiosaurus, Marmornectes, Megalneusaurus, Pachycostasaurus, Pliosaurus aequalis, Pliosaurus evansi, Polyptchodon, Simolestinae, Sinopliosaurus, Stenorhynchosaurus, Strongylokrotaphus, Thalassiodracon

Subtaxa: Brachaucheninae Gallardosaurus Liopleurodon Makhaira Peloneustes Pliosaurus Pliosaurus brachyspondylus Pliosaurus macromerus Simolestes

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1 collection), Australia (4), Chile (1), Colombia (2), France (1), the Russian Federation (2), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (8: Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Utah)

• Jurassic of Argentina (3), Cuba (1), France (10), Germany (2), India (2), Kazakhstan (1), Norway (2), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (3), the United Kingdom (53)

Total: 101 collections including 124 occurrences

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