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Plesiopleurodon wellesi Carpenter 1996 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 172340

Full reference: K. Carpenter. 1996. A review of short-necked plesiosaurs of the Western Interior, North America. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen 201(2):259-287

Belongs to Plesiopleurodon according to K. Carpenter 1996

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CM 2815, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Near Connant Creek, Rattlesnake Hills (Plesiopleurodon type locality), which is in a Cenomanian marine horizon in the 'Hailey Shales' Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore