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Ichthyosaurus franciscanus Camp 1942 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 174768

Full reference: C. L. Camp. 1942. Ichthyosaur rostra from central California. Journal of Paleontology 16(3):362-371

Belongs to Ichthyosaurus according to C. McGowan 1976

Sister taxa: Ichthyosaurus acutirostris, Ichthyosaurus advena, Ichthyosaurus aequalis, Ichthyosaurus anningae, Ichthyosaurus bodenbenderi, Ichthyosaurus breviceps, Ichthyosaurus californicus, Ichthyosaurus chalarodeirus, Ichthyosaurus communis, Ichthyosaurus conybeari, Ichthyosaurus dilatatus, Ichthyosaurus entheciodon, Ichthyosaurus enthekiodon, Ichthyosaurus extremus, Ichthyosaurus hectori, Ichthyosaurus hercnyicus, Ichthyosaurus hildesiensis, Ichthyosaurus hygrodeirus, Ichthyosaurus immanis, Ichthyosaurus indicus, Ichthyosaurus intermedius, Ichthyosaurus lacunosae, Ichthyosaurus latifrons, Ichthyosaurus latimanus, Ichthyosaurus longipennis, Ichthyosaurus longipes, Ichthyosaurus oligostinus, Ichthyosaurus ovalis, Ichthyosaurus paramecostinus, Ichthyosaurus platyodon, Ichthyosaurus polyostinus, Ichthyosaurus posthumus, Ichthyosaurus steleodon, Ichthyosaurus strongylostinus, Ichthyosaurus tenuirostris, Ichthyosaurus thyreospondylus, Ichthyosaurus trigonodon, Ichthyosaurus trigonus, Ichthyosaurus triscissus, Ichthyosaurus zollerianus, Tibetosaurus, Tibetosaurus tingjiensis, Protoichthyosaurus prostaxalis, Protoichthyosaurus applebyi, Protoichthyosaurus prosostealis

Type specimen: Univ. California Mus. Paleontology no. 33432, a partial skull (fragment of a rostrum). Its type locality is UCMP V3531, Corral Hollow Creek, which is in a Pliensbachian/Cenomanian marine chert in California.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore