Aristonectes Cabrera 1941 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

Synonym: Turneria Chatterjee and Small 1989

Full reference: A. Cabrera. 1941. Un plesiosaurio nuevo del Cretáceo del Chubut. Revista del Museo de La Plata 2(8):113-130

Parent taxon: Aristonectinae according to R. A. Otero et al. 2014

See also Benson and Druckenmiller 2014, Brown 1981, Cabrera 1941, Carroll 1988, Chatterjee and Creisler 1994, Chatterjee and Small 1989, Gasparini et al. 2003, Ketchum and Benson 2010, Otero et al. 2012, Persson 1963, Sepkoski 2002 and Welles 1962

Sister taxa: Alexandronectes, Futabasaurus, Kaiwhekea, Tuarangisaurus cabazai

Subtaxa: Aristonectes parvidens Aristonectes quiriquiensis

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Type: Aristonectes parvidens

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (2 collections), Argentina (2), Chile (3)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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