Omphalosaurus nevadanus Merriam 1906 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria - Omphalosauridae

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1906. Preliminary note on a new marine reptile from the Middle Triassic of Nevada. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 5(5):71-79

Belongs to Omphalosaurus according to M. W. Maisch 2010

See also Sander and Faber 1998 and Sander and Faber 2003

Sister taxa: Omphalosaurus nettarhynchus, Omphalosaurus wolfi

Type specimen: UCMP. Its type locality is American Canyon (UCMP/Stanford), which is in a Triassic marine limestone in the Prida Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at American Canyon (UCMP/Stanford)

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