Cryptoclidus Seeley 1892 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Cryptoclididae

Alternative spellings: Cryptocleidus, Muraenosaurus (Cryptoclidus)

Synonym: Apractocleidus Smellie 1915 [objective synonym]

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1892. The Nature of the Shoulder Girdle and Clavicular Arch in Sauropterygia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 51:119-151

Parent taxon: Cryptoclididae according to R. B. J. Benson and P. S. Druckenmiller 2014

See also Andrews 1895, Andrews 1910, Araujo et al. 2008, Brown 1981, Carroll 1988, Delair 1960, Gasparini and Spaletti 1993, Ketchum and Benson 2010, O'Keefe 2001, Otero et al. 2012, Persson 1963, Seeley 1892, Sepkoski 2002 and White 1940

Sister taxa: Abyssosaurus, Colymbosaurus, Cryptoclidus aldingeri, Djupedalia, Kimmerosaurus, Muraenosaurus, Pantosaurus, Picrocleidus, Spitrasaurus, Tatenectes, Tricleidus, Vinialesaurus

Subtaxa: Cryptocleidus cuervoi Cryptoclidus eurymerus Cryptoclidus richardsoni Cryptoclidus vignalensis Plesiosaurus oxfordiensis Plesiosaurus oxoniensis

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Type: Cryptoclidus eurymerus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Argentina (1 collection), Cuba (1), France (1), the United Kingdom (13)

Total: 16 collections including 17 occurrences

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