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Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae
It was assigned to Pliosauroidea by Persson (1963), Kuhn (1966), O'Keefe (2001), Ketchum and Benson (2010) and Ketchum and Benson (2011); to Plesiosauria by Benson et al. (2012) and Benson and Druckenmiller (2014); and to Plesiosauria by Smith (2015) and Smith and Araújo (2017).
|Year||Name and author|
|1963||Rhomaleosauridae Persson p. 6|
|1966||Rhomaleosauridae Kuhn p. 115|
|2001||Rhomaleosauridae O'Keefe p. 19 fig. 20|
|2010||Rhomaleosauridae Ketchum and Benson p. 15|
|2011||Rhomaleosauridae Ketchum and Benson p. 126|
|2012||Rhomaleosauridae Benson et al.|
|2014||Rhomaleosauridae Benson and Druckenmiller figs. 2-3|
|2017||Rhomaleosauridae Smith and Araújo|
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|F. R. O'Keefe 2001||"Grooves in front of external nares present; paraoccipital process robust; squared lappet of pterygoid underlying pterygoid quadrate ramus present; lateral palatal fenestration present; bowed maxilla present; premaxillary/dentary fangs present; cervical centra lengths less than heights; cervical zygopophyses as wide as centra (reversal)."|