Pachycostasaurus Cruickshank et al. 1996 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: A. R. I. Cruickshank, D. M. Martill, and L. F. Noe. 1996. A pliosaur (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) exhibiting pachyostosis from the Middle Jurassic of England. Journal of the Geological Society of London 153:873-879

Parent taxon: Pliosauridae according to A. R. I. Cruickshank et al. 1996

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

Subtaxa: Pachycostasaurus dawni

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Type: Pachycostasaurus dawni

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Kings Dyke Brick Pit (Jurassic of the United Kingdom)

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