Pliosaurus almanzaensis O'Gorman et al. 2018 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Full reference: J. P. O'Gorman, Z. Gasparini, and L. A. Spalletti. 2018. A new Pliosaurus species (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Upper Jurassic of Patagonia: new insights on the Tithonian morphological disparity of mandibular symphyseal morphology. Journal of Paleontology 92(2):240-253

Belongs to Pliosaurus according to J. P. O'Gorman et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Cetiosaurus rigauxi, Pleiosaurus macromerus, Plesiosaurus giganteus, Pliosaurus andrewsi, Pliosaurus brachydeirus, Pliosaurus carpenteri, Pliosaurus funkei, Pliosaurus gamma, Pliosaurus grandis, Pliosaurus grossouvrei, Pliosaurus irgisensis, Pliosaurus kevani, Pliosaurus patagonicus, Pliosaurus phosphaticus, Pliosaurus portentificus, Pliosaurus rossicus, Pliosaurus westburyensis

Type specimen: MOZ 3728P, a partial skeleton (Basicranium, complete palate, mandible and postcranial remains comprising a posterior cervical centrum, dorsal centra, humera and proximal elements of the forel). Its type locality is Cajón de Almanza, which is in a Tithonian marine mudstone/marl in the Vaca Muerta Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Cajón de Almanza

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