Rhomaleosaurus Seeley 1874 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1874. Note on some generic modifications of the plesiosaurian pectoral arch. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 30:436-449

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

See also Benson et al. 2012, Carroll 1988, Cruickshank 1994, Cruickshank 1996, Ketchum and Benson 2010, Lydekker 1889, O'Keefe 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Smith and Dyke 2008 and White 1940

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

Subtaxa: Rhomaleosaurus cramptoni Rhomaleosaurus megacephalus Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (10 collections)

• Triassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 11 collections including 15 occurrences

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