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Besanosaurus leptorhynchus Dal Sasso and Pinna 1996 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Besanosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 172952

Belongs to Besanosaurus according to M. W. Maisch 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Monte San Giorgio nothosaurs, which is in an Anisian/Ladinian offshore shale in the Monte San Giorgio bituminous shales Formation of Switzerland

Ecology: nektonic carnivore