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|Morphology||Ecology and taphonomy||External Literature Search||Age range and collections|
Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae
It was synonymized subjectively with Pliosaurus by Lydekker (1889).
It was assigned to Pliosauridae by Tarlo (1960), Malakhov (1999), O'Keefe (2001), Ketchum and Benson (2010), Ketchum and Benson (2011) and Hampe (2013); and to Thalassophonea by Benson and Druckenmiller (2014).
|Year||Name and author|
|1873||Liopleurodon Sauvage pp. 377-378|
|1960||Liopleurodon Tarlo p. 165|
|1999||Liopleurodon Malakhov p. 241|
|2001||Liopleurodon O'Keefe p. 19 fig. 20|
|2010||Liopleurodon Ketchum and Benson p. 15|
|2011||Liopleurodon Ketchum and Benson p. 126|
|2013||Liopleurodon Hampe fig. 9|
|2014||Liopleurodon Benson and Druckenmiller figs. 2-3|
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