Plesiosaurus de la Beche and Conybeare 1821 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

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

See also Benson et al. 2012, Brown 1981, Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Cope 1875, d'Orbigny 1849, Delair 1960, Fitzinger 1826, Gasparini et al. 2002, Hector 1874, Ketchum and Benson 2010, Lydekker 1889, Meyer 1845, O'Keefe 2001, Owen 1840, Owen 1861, Owen 1864, Owen 1865, Persson 1963, Seeley 1892, Sepkoski 2002, Storrs 1997, Tate and Blake 1876, White 1940 and Williston 1903

Sister taxa: Cimoliosaurus limnophilus, Cryptoclidia, Euplesiosauria, Microcleididae, Opallionectes, Plesiopterys, Plesiosauridae, Sthenarosaurus, Westphaliasaurus

Subtaxa: Plesiosaurus bavaricus Plesiosaurus bitractensis Plesiosaurus carinatus Plesiosaurus cliduchus Plesiosaurus coelospondylus Plesiosaurus costatus Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Plesiosaurus exarsostinus Plesiosaurus grandis Plesiosaurus hesternus Plesiosaurus houzeaui Plesiosaurus macrocephalus Plesiosaurus macrodeirus Plesiosaurus mexicanus Plesiosaurus nitidus Plesiosaurus platydeirus Plesiosaurus simpsoni Plesiosaurus subconcavus Plesiosaurus subtrigonus Plesiosaurus tessarestarsostinus Plesiosaurus trigonus

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Type: Seeleyosaurus guilelmiimperatoris

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), Japan (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (1), South Africa (1), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (2: New Jersey, Texas)

• Jurassic of Chile (2), France (4), the United Kingdom (21), United States (1: California)

• Triassic of Belgium (2), France (3), Germany (2), the United Kingdom (4)

Total: 50 collections including 57 occurrences

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