Platypterygius campylodon Carter 1846 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

Alternative combinations: Ichthyosaurus campylodon, Myopterygius campylodon

Full reference: J. Carter. 1846. On the occurrence of a new species of Ichthyosaurus in the Chalk. London Geological Journal 1:7-9

Belongs to Platypterygius according to C. Kolb and P. M. Sander 2009

See also Delair 1960, Lydekker 1889, McGowan and Motani 2003 and Swinton 1934

Sister taxa: Platypterygius americanus, Platypterygius australis, Platypterygius bedengensis, Platypterygius compylodon, Platypterygius hauthali, Platypterygius hercynicus, Platypterygius kiprijanoffi, Platypterygius ochevi, Platypterygius platydactylus, Platypterygius sachicarum, Myobradypterygius mollensis

Type specimen: SMC B20644, a partial skull (Upper and lower jaws). Its type locality is Ichthyosaurus campylodon type, which is in an Albian/Cenomanian marine horizon in the West Melbury Marly Chalk Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (6 collections), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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