Maresaurus Gasparini 1997 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae

Full reference: Z. Gasparini. 1997. A new pliosaur from the Bajocian of the Neuquen Basin, Argentina. Palaeontology 40(1):135-147

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

See also Gasparini 1997, Ketchum and Benson 2010 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anningasaura, Archaeonectrus, Avalonnectes, Bishanopliosaurus, Borealonectes, Eurycleidus, Macroplata, Meyerasaurus, Rhomaleosaurus, Thaumatodracon, Yuzhoupliosaurus

Subtaxa: Maresaurus coccai

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Type: Maresaurus coccai

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Chacaico Sur, Los Molles (Jurassic of Argentina)

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