Pliosaurus rossicus Novozhilov 1948 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Alternative combination: Liopleurodon rossicus

Full reference: N. I. Novozhilov. 1948. Two new pliosaurs from the lower Volgian tier of the Volga region (right bank). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR 60:115-118

Belongs to Pliosaurus according to R. B. J. Benson et al. 2013

See also Bardet et al. 1993, Halstead 1971, Knutsen 2012, Malakhov 1999, Novozhilov 1948, Storrs et al. 2000 and Tarlo 1960

Sister taxa: Cetiosaurus rigauxi, Pleiosaurus macromerus, Plesiosaurus giganteus, Pliosaurus almanzaensis, Pliosaurus andrewsi, Pliosaurus brachydeirus, Pliosaurus carpenteri, Pliosaurus funkei, Pliosaurus gamma, Pliosaurus grandis, Pliosaurus grossouvrei, Pliosaurus irgisensis, Pliosaurus kevani, Pliosaurus patagonicus, Pliosaurus phosphaticus, Pliosaurus portentificus, Pliosaurus westburyensis

Type specimen: PIN 304, a partial skeleton (most of a skull and a partial scapulocoracoid)

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of the Russian Federation (2 collections), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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