Megalneusaurus Knight 1898 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: W. C. Knight. 1898. Some new Jurassic vertebrates from Wyoming. The American Journal of Science, series 4 5:378-381

Parent taxon: Pliosauridae according to W. R. Wahl et al. 2007

See also Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Knight 1898, Sepkoski 2002 and Williston 1903

Sister taxa: Anguanax, Arminisaurus, Attenborosaurus, Cryonectes, Hauffiosaurus, Marmornectes, Pachycostasaurus, Pliosaurus aequalis, Pliosaurus evansi, Polyptchodon, Simolestinae, Sinopliosaurus, Stenorhynchosaurus, Strongylokrotaphus, Thalassiodracon, Thalassophonea

Subtaxa: Megalneusaurus rex

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Type: Cimoliosaurus rex

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Gas Hills area 70km west of Casper (Megalneusaurus rex type locality) (Jurassic of Wyoming)

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