Alternative combination: Cimoliosaurus platyurus
Synonym: Discosaurus carinatus Cope 1868 [objective synonym]
Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. On a new large enaliosaur. The American Journal of Science, series 2 46(137):263-264
Sister taxon: Elasmosaurus marshi
- Elasmosaurus platyurus: ANSP 10081, a skeleton (a skeleton lacking only the skull and paddles, the girdles have since been lost). Its type locality is Elasmosaurus type, McAllaster Butte, which is in a Campanian/Campanian marine horizon in the Pierre Shale Formation of Kansas.
- Discosaurus carinatus:
Ecology: aquatic carnivore
Distribution: found only at Elasmosaurus type, McAllaster Butte
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