Full reference: E. M. Knutsen, P. S. Druckenmiller, and J. H. Hurum. 2012. A new species of Pliosaurus (Sauropterygia: Plesiosauria) from the Middle Volgian of central Spitsbergen, Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology 92:235-258
Sister taxa: Cetiosaurus rigauxi, Pleiosaurus macromerus, Plesiosaurus giganteus, Pliosaurus andrewsi, Pliosaurus brachydeirus, Pliosaurus carpenteri, Pliosaurus gamma, Pliosaurus grandis, Pliosaurus grossouvrei, Pliosaurus irgisensis, Pliosaurus kevani, Pliosaurus patagonicus, Pliosaurus phosphaticus, Pliosaurus portentificus, Pliosaurus rossicus, Pliosaurus westburyensis
Type specimen: PMO 214.135, a partial skeleton (partial skeleton consisting of the anterior portions of the upper and lower jaws, including premaxillary and dentary teeth; one nearly complete cervical centrum). Its type locality is South of Sassenfjorden, southeast side of Mount Knerten (Pliosaurus funkei type), which is in a Tithonian deep-water mudstone/dolomite in the Agardhfjellet Formation of Norway.
Ecology: aquatic carnivore
• Jurassic of Norway (2 collections)
Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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