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Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae
It was recombined as Plesiosaurus victor by Fraas (1910); it was recombined as Thaumatosaurus victor by Fraas (1920); it was recombined as Eurycleidus victor by Zittel (1932); it was recombined as Rhomaleosaurus victor by Tarlo (1960) and O'Keefe (2001); it was recombined as Meyerasaurus victor by Smith and Vincent (2010) and Benson et al. (2012).
|Year||Name and author|
|1910||Plesiosaurus victor Fraas p. 114|
|1910||Plesiosaurus (Thaumatosaurus) victor Fraas p. 123 figs. Plates 8-10|
|1920||Thaumatosaurus victor Fraas|
|1932||Eurycleidus victor Zittel p. 292|
|1960||Rhomaleosaurus victor Tarlo p. 178|
|2001||Rhomaleosaurus victor O'Keefe p. 11|
|2010||Meyerasaurus victor Smith and Vincent pp. 1051-1059 figs. 1-4|
|2012||Meyerasaurus victor Benson et al.|
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|A. S. Smith and P. Vincent 2010||Moderately sized pliosauroid with the following unique combination of characters: constricted rostrum; large broad anterior interpterygoid vacuity; lateral palatine vacuities between the palatines and pterygoids; absence of a cultriform process; pterygoids meet behind the posterior interpterygoid vacuities; basioccipital tubers visible and projecting beyond the posterior margin of the pterygoid plate; bowed mandible; reinforced and keeled spatulate symphysis; posteriorly inclined dorsal surface of retroarticular process; large teeth with lingual striations; interclavicle-clavicle complex with deep mesial notch and triangular lateral wings; scapulae separated on the midline; coracoids in contact alon their entire length; humerus recurved and longer than femur; epipodials longer than wide; ten rows of gastralia. No autapomorphic characters were identified.|