Shastasaurus Merriam 1895 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria - Shastasauridae

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1895. On some Reptilian Remains from the Triassic of Northern California. American Journal of Science 50(295):55

Parent taxon: Shastasauridae according to C. Ji et al. 2013

See also Callaway and Massare 1989, Carroll 1988, Maisch 2010, Maisch and Matzke 2000, Mcgowan 1994, Merriam 1908, Motani 1999, Sepkoski 2002 and Shang and Li 2009

Sister taxa: Guanlingsaurus, Ichthyosaurus carinatus, Ichthyosaurus rheticus, Metashastasaurus, Shastasaurinae, Shonisaurus

Subtaxa: Shastasaurus alexandrae Shastasaurus carinthiacus Shastasaurus pacificus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Triassic of Italy (1 collection), Mexico (1), United States (6: California, Oregon)

Total: 8 collections including 9 occurrences

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