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Attenborosaurus conybeari

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Taxonomy
Plesiosaurus conybeari was named by Sollas (1881). Its type specimen is BRSMG Cb 2479 (destroyed), a skeleton (almost complete skeleton, missing parts of limbs), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Northwest corner of Black Ven Water, which is in a Sinemurian marine horizon in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

It was recombined as Attenborosaurus conybeari by Storrs (1997) and O'Keefe (2001).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1867Plesiosaurus laticeps Owen p. 144
1881Plesiosaurus conybeari Sollas p. 442
1889Plesiosaurus conybeari Lydekker p. 269
1948Plesiosaurus conybeari Swinton pp. 344-345 figs. pl. 9a
1960Plesiosaurus conybeari Delair p. 57
1997Attenborosaurus conybeari Storrs p. 179
2001Attenborosaurus conybeari O'Keefe p. 18

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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)
familyPliosauridaeSeeley 1874
genusAttenborosaurusBakker 1993
speciesconybeari()

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