Pliosaurus phosphaticus Stefano 1903 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: G. Stefano. 1903. Nuovi rettili degli strati a fosfato della Tunisia. Bollettino della Societa Geologica Italiana 22:51-80

Belongs to Pliosaurus according to G. Stefano 1903

Sister taxa: Cetiosaurus rigauxi, Pleiosaurus macromerus, Plesiosaurus giganteus, Pliosaurus almanzaensis, Pliosaurus andrewsi, Pliosaurus brachydeirus, Pliosaurus carpenteri, Pliosaurus funkei, Pliosaurus gamma, Pliosaurus grandis, Pliosaurus grossouvrei, Pliosaurus irgisensis, Pliosaurus kevani, Pliosaurus patagonicus, Pliosaurus portentificus, Pliosaurus rossicus, Pliosaurus westburyensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Gafsa, which is in a Cretaceous marine phosphorite in Tunisia

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Gafsa

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