Simosaurus gaillardoti Meyer and Plieninger 1842 (nothosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Simosauridae

Synonyms: Ichthyosaurus lunevillensis Alberti 1837, Partanosaurus zitteli Skuphos 1893, Simosaurus guilelmi Meyer 1847 [objective synonym], Simosaurus guilielmi Meyer 1847 [objective synonym]

Belongs to Simosaurus according to A. Pérez-García and X. Murelaga 2013

See also Gervais 1852, O'Keefe 2001, Owen 1861, Rieppel 1994, Rieppel 1994, Rieppel 1996 and Spangenberg 1898

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Simosaurus gaillardoti: LOST specimen, a skull. Its type locality is Blainville, Lunéville, which is in a Ladinian marine limestone in France.
  • Ichthyosaurus lunevillensis: Its type locality is Blainville, Lunéville, which is in a Ladinian marine limestone in France.
  • Partanosaurus zitteli: Its type locality is Braz, Klosterthal, which is in a Ladinian marine horizon in the Partnach Formation of Austria.
  • Simosaurus guilielmi: SMNS 16700. Its type locality is Hoheneck, which is in a Longobardian estuary/bay limestone in the Erfurt Formation of Germany.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Triassic of France (1 collection), Germany (5), Italy (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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