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Pliosaurus gamma

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

Taxonomy
Pliosaurus gamma was named by Phillips (1871). Its type specimen is OUMNH J.10455 (lectotype), a set of vertebrae (cervical vertebra), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Near Weymouth, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian marine horizon in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1871Pleiosaurus gamma Phillips fig. 152
1871Pliosaurus gamma Phillips fig. 152
1960Pliosaurus gamma Tarlo p. 173

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
familyPliosauridaeSeeley 1874
Thalassophonea
genusPliosaurus()
speciesgammaPhillips 1871

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