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Brachypterygius pseudoscythicus Efimov 1998 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 173209

Alternative combination: Otschevia pseudoscythica

Full reference: V. M. Efimov. 1998. An ichthyosaur, Otschevia pseudoscythica gen. et. sp. nov. from the Upper Jurassic strata of the Ulyanovsk region (Volga region). Paleontological Journal 2:82-86

Belongs to Brachypterygius according to M. W. Maisch 2010

Sister taxa: Brachypterygius cantabrigiensis, Brachypterygius extremus, Brachypterygius mordax, Brachypterygius zhuravlevi, Grendelius mordax

Type specimen: UPM No. 3/100, a partial skeleton (partial skull and skeleton with good forelimb). Its type locality is Right bank of Volga River, 8km east of Novaya Bedenga, which is in a Tithonian marine horizon in the Russian Federation.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore