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Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Leptocleididae
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.
|R. B. J. Benson et al. 2013||Leptocleidid plesiosaurian with autapomorphic dorsal neural spines that are anteroposteriorly short, and successive spines alternate between being transversely compressed, and being expanded to the right. V. pastorum additionally differs from Leptocleidus superstes in having more gracile clavicles and the anterior process of the coracoid is inflected anterolaterally. The posterior cervical centra are shorter anteroposteriorly than high dorsoventrally, differing from Brancasaurus.|