Sinopliosaurus Young 1944 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: C.-C. Young. 1944. On the reptilian remains from Weiyuan, Szechuan, China. Bulletin of the Geological Society of China 24(3–4):187-205

Parent taxon: Pliosauridae according to L.-h. Hou et al. 1975

See also Carroll 1988, Young 1944 and Young 1973

Sister taxa: Anguanax, Arminisaurus, Attenborosaurus, Cryonectes, Hauffiosaurus, Marmornectes, Megalneusaurus, Pachycostasaurus, Pliosaurus aequalis, Pliosaurus evansi, Polyptchodon, Simolestinae, Stenorhynchosaurus, Strongylokrotaphus, Thalassiodracon, Thalassophonea

Subtaxa: Sinopliosaurus weiyuanensis

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Type: Sinopliosaurus weiyuanensis

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Cretaceous of China (1 collection)

• Jurassic of China (3)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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