Mauisaurus Hector 1874 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

Full reference: J. Hector. 1874. On the fossil Reptilia of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 6:333-358

Parent taxon: Elasmosauridae according to R. A. Otero et al. 2012

See also Carroll 1988, Hector 1874, Hiller et al. 2005, Lydekker 1889, Otero et al. 2010, Persson 1963, Seeley 1892, Sepkoski 2002, Wegner 1914 and White 1940

Sister taxa: Alexeyisaurus, Alzadasaurinae, Alzadasaurus kansasensis, Alzadasaurus tropicus, Aristonectinae, Callawayasaurus, Callowayosaurus, Cardiocorax, Cimoliasaurus, Cimoliasaurus andium, Cimoliasaurus cantabrigiensis, Cimoliasaurus caudalis, Elasmosaurinae, Elasmosaurus amalitskii, Elasmosaurus kurskensis, Elasmosaurus orskensis, Elasmosaurus serdobensis, Elasmosaurus sternbergi, Eromangasaurus, Gronausaurus, Hydrotherosaurus, Kawanectes, Leurospondylus, Libonectes, Mauisaurus gardneri, Plesiosaurus constrictus, Plesiosaurus crassicostatus, Plesiosaurus gulo, Plesiosaurus gurgitis, Plesiosaurus helmersenii, Plesiosaurus holmesii, Plesiosaurus hoodii, Plesiosaurus mackayii, Plesiosaurus mauritanicus, Plesiosaurus sutherlandi, Pliosaurus gigas, Pliosaurus macrospondylus, Scanisaurus, Stereosaurus, Styxosaurinae, Thalassiosaurus, Thalassiosaurus ischiadicus, Thalassomedon, Thalassonomosaurus, Thalassonomosaurus nobilis, Tuarangisaurus, Vegasaurus, Wapuskanectes, Woolungasaurus, Woolungasaurus glendowerensis, Zarafasaura, Brimosaurus, Morturneria

Subtaxa: Mauisaurus haasti Mauisaurus haastii

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1 collection), Argentina (1), Chile (1), New Zealand (6)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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