Full reference: Z. Gasparini and J. P. O'Gorman. 2014. A new species of Pliosaurus (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Upper Jurassic of northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Ameghiniana
Sister taxa: Cetiosaurus rigauxi, Pleiosaurus macromerus, Plesiosaurus giganteus, Pliosaurus andrewsi, Pliosaurus brachydeirus, Pliosaurus carpenteri, Pliosaurus funkei, Pliosaurus gamma, Pliosaurus grandis, Pliosaurus grossouvrei, Pliosaurus irgisensis, Pliosaurus kevani, Pliosaurus phosphaticus, Pliosaurus portentificus, Pliosaurus rossicus, Pliosaurus westburyensis
Type specimen: MLP 80-V-29-1, a partial skull (Anterior of the left maxilla; part of the skull roof and palate incompletely preserved and affected by post-mortem displacement; partially preserved mandible). Its type locality is Cerro Lotena, which is in a Tithonian marine horizon in the Vaca Muerta Formation of Argentina.
Ecology: aquatic carnivore
Distribution: found only at Cerro Lotena
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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