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Hauffiosaurus longirostris Tate and Blake 1876 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 186137

Alternative combinations: Macroplata longirostris, Plesiosaurus longirostris, Rhomaleosaurus longirostris

Full reference: R. Tate and J. F. Blake. 1876. The Yorkshire Lias 1-475

Belongs to Hauffiosaurus according to R. B. J. Benson et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Hauffiosaurus tomistomimus, Hauffiosaurus zanoni

Type specimen: MCZ 1033, a skeleton. Its type locality is 'Alum Shale' (Harpoceras falciferum), Whitby-Saltwick section, Yorkshire, which is in a Falciferum marine shale in the Whitby Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore