Pholidosaurus purbeckensis Mansel-Pleydell 1888 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Loricata - Pholidosauridae

Alternative combination: Steneosaurus purbeckensis

Synonyms: Pholidosaurus decipiens Watson 1911, Pholidosaurus laevis Andrews 1913

Belongs to Pholidosaurus according to J. E. Martin et al. 2016

See also Andrews 1913, Bronzati et al. 2012, Delair 1958 and Salisbury 2002

Sister taxa: Pholidosaurus meyeri, Pholidosaurus milwardi, Pholidosaurus schaumburgensis

Type specimens:

  • Pholidosaurus purbeckensis: DORCM G97, a skull (Almost complete skull). Its type locality is Swanage (PROXY), which is in a Berriasian marginal marine horizon in the United Kingdom.
  • Pholidosaurus decipiens: BMNH 28432, a partial skull. Its type locality is Swanage quarry, which is in a Berriasian marginal marine limestone in the Durlston Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Pholidosaurus laevis: BMNH R3414, a partial skull. Its type locality is Swanage, which is in a Berriasian marginal marine limestone in the United Kingdom.

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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