Full reference: V. Fischer, R. M. Appleby, D. Naish, J. Liston, J. B. Riding, S. Brindley, and P. Godefroit. 2013. A basal thunnosaurian from Iraq reveals disparate phylogenetic origins for Cretaceous ichthyosaurs. Biology Letters 98(4):20130021
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: NHMUK PV R6682, a partial skeleton (Articulated partial skeleton comprising a fragmentary skull, cervical and thoracic vertebrae, ribs, partial shoulder girdle and a nearly complete left forefin). Its type locality is Chia Gara, which is in a Hauterivian/Barremian marine horizon in Iraq.
Ecology: nektonic carnivore
Distribution: found only at Chia Gara
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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