Peloneustes Lydekker 1889 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1889. On the remains and affinities of five genera of Mesozoic reptiles. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 45:41-59

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

See also Araujo et al. 2008, Carroll 1988, Hampe 2013, Ketchum and Benson 2010, Ketchum and Benson 2011, Lydekker 1889, O'Keefe 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Tarlo 1960 and White 1940

Sister taxa: Brachaucheninae, Gallardosaurus, Liopleurodon, Makhaira, Pliosaurus, Pliosaurus brachyspondylus, Pliosaurus macromerus, Simolestes

Subtaxa: Peloneustes philarchus

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Type: Peloneustes philarchus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Jurassic of France (2 collections), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (9)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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