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Protoichthyosaurus prosostealis Appleby 1979 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 178458

Full reference: R. M. Appleby. 1979. The affinities of Liassic and later ichthyosaurs. Palaeontology 22(4):921-946

Belongs to Ichthyosaurus according to D. R. Lomax et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Ichthyosaurus acutirostris, Ichthyosaurus aduncus, Ichthyosaurus advena, Ichthyosaurus aequalis, Ichthyosaurus amalthei, Ichthyosaurus angustidens, Ichthyosaurus anningae, Ichthyosaurus arietis, Ichthyosaurus bambergensis, Ichthyosaurus biscissus, Ichthyosaurus bodenbenderi, Ichthyosaurus bonneyi, Ichthyosaurus brachyspondylus, Ichthyosaurus breviceps, Ichthyosaurus californicus, Ichthyosaurus ceramensis, Ichthyosaurus chalarodeirus, Ichthyosaurus communis, Ichthyosaurus coniformis, Ichthyosaurus conybeari, Ichthyosaurus crassicostatus, Ichthyosaurus cuvieri, Ichthyosaurus dilatatus, Ichthyosaurus entheciodon, Ichthyosaurus enthekiodon, Ichthyosaurus extremus, Ichthyosaurus franciscanus, Ichthyosaurus giganteus, Ichthyosaurus hectori, Ichthyosaurus hexagonus, Ichthyosaurus hildesiensis, Ichthyosaurus hygrodeirus, Ichthyosaurus immanis, Ichthyosaurus indicus, Ichthyosaurus kokeni, Ichthyosaurus lacunosae, Ichthyosaurus larkini, Ichthyosaurus latifrons, Ichthyosaurus leucopetraeus, Ichthyosaurus longimanus, Ichthyosaurus longipes, Ichthyosaurus nasimowii, Ichthyosaurus normanniae, Ichthyosaurus numismalis, Ichthyosaurus ovalis, Ichthyosaurus planartus, Ichthyosaurus platymerus, Ichthyosaurus posthumus, Ichthyosaurus psilonoti, Ichthyosaurus quenstedti, Ichthyosaurus saladensis, Ichthyosaurus sanjuanensis, Ichthyosaurus sinuatus, Ichthyosaurus somersetensis, Ichthyosaurus steleodon, Ichthyosaurus tenuirostris, Ichthyosaurus thyreospondylus, Ichthyosaurus torrei, Ichthyosaurus torulosi, Ichthyosaurus trigonodon, Ichthyosaurus trigonus, Ichthyosaurus triscissus, Ichthyosaurus volgensis, Ichthyosaurus walkeri, Ichthyosaurus zollerianus, Tibetosaurus, Tibetosaurus tingjiensis

Type specimen: B. 1963'24/O.S., a skeleton. Its type locality is Street (general), which is in a Hettangian shallow subtidal limestone/shale in the Blue Lias Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore