Dolichorhynchops Williston 1902 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae

Full reference: S. W. Williston. 1902. Restoration of Dolichorhynchops osborni, a new Cretaceous plesiosaur. Kansas University Science Bulletin 1(9):241-244

Parent taxon: Polycotylidae according to H. F. Ketchum and R. B. J. Benson 2010

See also Albright et al. 2007, Carpenter 1996, Carpenter 1997, Carroll 1988, O'Keefe 2001, O'Keefe 2004, O'Keefe 2008, Otero et al. 2012, Sato 2005, Schmeisser McKean 2012, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond 1968, Welles 1962, Williston 1903 and Williston 1908

Sister taxa: Ceraunosaurus, Cimoliasaurus leucoscopelus, Edgarosaurus, Eopolycotylus, Georgiasaurus, Manemergus, Pahasapasaurus, Palmulainae, Palmulasaurinae, Piratosaurus, Plesiopleurodon, Polycotyilnae, Polycotylinae, Sulcusuchus, Thililua, Trinacromerum, Polycotylus ichthyospondylus tanais, Polycotylus brevispondylus

Subtaxa: Dolichorhynchops bonneri Dolichorhynchops herschelensis Dolichorhynchops osborni Dolichorhynchops tropicensis Plesiosaurus ichthyospondylus Trinacromerum latimanus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan collections), United States (12: Kansas, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 15 collections including 16 occurrences

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