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Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Taxonomy
Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus was named by Conybeare (1824). Its type specimen is BMNH 22656, a skeleton (almost complete skeleton), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Lyme Regis, Echioceras raricostatum, which is in a Sinemurian marine horizon in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Plesiosaurus priscus Parkinson p. 301
1824Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Conybeare
1831Plesiosaurus homei Gray p. 66
1833Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Mantell p. 282
1836Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Mantell p. 20
1840Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Owen pp. 60-62
1840Plesiosaurus macromus Owen p. 72
1849Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus d'Orbigny p. 210
1851Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Mantell p. 143
1858Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Buckland p. 199
1860Plesiosaurus homei Gray
1865Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Owen pp. 1-11 figs. pls 1-4
1865Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Seeley p. 50
1902Plesiosaurus priscus Huene p. 47
1934Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Swinton p. 61
1960Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Delair pp. 53-54
1960Plesiosaurus macromus Delair pp. 55-56
1963Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Persson p. 8
1997Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Storrs pp. 149-150
2000Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Hopley p. 131 figs. 3-8
2001Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus O'Keefe p. 11
2002Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus Gasparini et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
superfamilyPlesiosauroideaWelles 1943
genusPlesiosaurusde la Beche and Conybeare 1821
speciesdolichodeirus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available