Elasmosaurus Cope 1868 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. On a new large enaliosaur. The American Journal of Science, series 2 46(137):263-264

Parent taxon: Styxosaurinae according to R. A. Otero 2016

See also Brown 1981, Carpenter 1999, Carroll 1988, Cope 1869, Cope 1869, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Ketchum and Benson 2010, Lydekker 1889, Sachs 2005, Seeley 1892, Sepkoski 2002, Storrs 1999, Wegner 1914, Welles 1943, Welles 1949, Welles 1962, White 1940, Williston 1903 and Williston 1906

Sister taxa: Albertonectes, Nakonanectes, Styxosaurus, Terminonatator

Subtaxa: Elasmosaurus marshi Elasmosaurus platyurus

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Type: Elasmosaurus platyurus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Japan (7 collections), Sweden (1), United States (2: Kansas, Wyoming)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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