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Elasmosaurus

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Elasmosaurus Cope p. 264
1869Elasmosaurus Cope p. 44
1871Elasmosaurus Cope p. 235
1875Elasmosaurus Cope p. 15
1892Elasmosaurus Seeley p. 151
1903Elasmosaurus Williston p. 9
1906Elasmosaurus Williston p. 222
1914Elasmosaurus Wegner p. 289
1940Elasmosaurus White p. 466
1943Elasmosaurus Welles
1949Elasmosaurus Welles
1962Elasmosaurus Welles p. 4
1981Elasmosaurus Brown p. 340
1988Elasmosaurus Carroll
1999Elasmosaurus Carpenter p. 150
1999Elasmosaurus Storrs p. 3
2002Elasmosaurus Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Elasmosaurus Sachs
2010Elasmosaurus Ketchum and Benson p. 15
2016Elasmosaurus Otero

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
superfamilyPlesiosauroideaWelles 1943
Cryptoclidia
Xenopsaria
familyElasmosauridaeCope 1869
subfamilyStyxosaurinae
genusElasmosaurus

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: aquatico
Depth habitat: surfaceo
Diet: carnivoreo
Reproduction: viviparouso
Created: 2009-07-20 06:05:48
Modified: 2011-08-12 01:58:15
Source: o = order
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Turonian to the top of the Campanian or 93.50000 to 72.10000 Ma

Collections (10 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Turonian93.9 - 89.8Japan (Hokkaido) E. sp. (94687)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8Japan (Sapporo) E. sp. (98849)
Late/Upper Turonian93.5 - 89.3Japan (Hokkaido) E. sp. (94685)
Early/Lower Santonian85.8 - 83.5Japan (Sapporo) E. sp. (98848)
Early/Lower Santonian85.8 - 83.5Japan (Hokkaido) E. sp. (94682 94683)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Wyoming) E. sp. (105717)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Sweden E. helmerseni (102883)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6Japan (Hokkaido) E. sp. (94679)
Early/Lower Campanian - Middle Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Kansas) E. platyurus (77321)