Lariosaurus balsami Curioni 1841 (diapsid)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Nothosauridae

Synonyms: Deirosaurus italicus Owen 1854, Eupodosaurus longobardicus Boulenger 1891, Lariosaurus carinthiacus Arthaber 1924, Macromirosaurus plini Curioni 1847, Macromirosaurus plinii Curioni 1847, Proneusticosaurus carinthiacus Arthaber 1924

Belongs to Lariosaurus according to O. Rieppel 1998

See also Boulenger 1891, Boulenger 1891 and Swinton 1934

Sister taxa: Lariosaurus buzzii, Lariosaurus curionii, Lariosaurus hongguoensis, Lariosaurus lavizzarii, Lariosaurus teutonicus, Lariosaurus valceresii, Lariosaurus vosseveldensis, Lariosaurus xingyiensis, Rhaeticonia rothpletzi

Type specimens:

  • Lariosaurus balsami: destroyed during World War II: a cast is preserved at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano, a partial skeleton (cervical and anterior dorsal regions and parts of the forelimbs). Its type locality is Quarry between Varenna and Regoledo, Perledo (SMF collection), which is in a Longobardian marine limestone in the Perledo-Varenna Formation of Italy.
  • Deirosaurus italicus:
  • Eupodosaurus longobardicus:
  • Macromirosaurus plini:
  • Proneusticosaurus carinthiacus:



• Triassic of Austria (1 collection), Italy (2), Spain (2), Switzerland (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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