Simolestes Andrews 1909 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1909. On some new Plesiosauria from the Oxford Clay of Peterborough. Annals And Magazine of Natural History 4:418-429

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

See also Bardet et al. 1991, Carroll 1988, Ketchum and Benson 2010, Ketchum and Benson 2011, O'Keefe 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Tarlo 1960 and White 1940

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

Subtaxa: Simolestes indicus Simolestes keileni Simolestes vorax

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Type: Simolestes vorax

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Jurassic of France (1 collection), India (2), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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