Ophthalmosaurus Seeley 1874 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

Synonyms: Ancanamunia Rusconi 1942, Khudiakovia Arkhangelsky 1999, Yasykovia Efimov 1999

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1874. On the pectoral arch and fore limb of Ophthalmosaurs, a new ichthyosaurian genus from the Oxford Clay. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 30:696-707

Parent taxon: Ophthalmosaurinae according to N. G. Zverkov et al. 2015

See also Andrews 1910, Araujo et al. 2008, Arkhangelsky and Zverkov 2014, Carroll 1988, Druckenmiller and Maxwell 2010, Efimov 1999, Fernández 1997, Fernandez 2000, Fernández 2003, Fischer et al. 2013, Fischer et al. 2012, Fischer et al. 2011, Gilmore 1905, Maisch 2010, Maisch and Matzke 2000, Merriam 1908, Motani 1999, Robert et al. 2014, Rusconi 1942, Sander 2000, Sepkoski 2002 and Storrs et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Acamptonectes, Cryopterygius, Ichthyosaurus brunsvicensis, Janusaurus, Leninia, Mollesaurus, Ophthalmosaurus cantabrigiensis, Palvennia, Paraophthalmosaurus, Undorosaurus

Subtaxa: Ancanamunia mollensis Khudiakovia calloviensis Ophthalmosaurus discus Ophthalmosaurus icenicus Ophthalmosaurus monocharactus Ophthalmosaurus natans Ophthalmosaurus pleydelli Ophthalmosaurus undorensis Ophthalmosaurus yasykovi

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of the Russian Federation (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (5), France (2), Greenland (1), Mexico (2), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (7), United States (2: Wyoming)

Total: 23 collections including 24 occurrences

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