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†subfamily Metriorhynchinae Buchy 2008 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Metriorhynchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 179920

Full reference: M.-C. Buchy. 2008. Reevaluation of the holotype of Plesiosaurus (Polyptychodon) mexicanus, Wieland, 1910 from the Upper Jurassic of Mexico: a thalattosuchian, not a sauropterygian. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 25(3):517-522

Parent taxon: Metriorhynchidae according to M. T. Young 2013

Sister taxa: Aggiosaurus, Capellineosuchus, Enaliosuchus, Geosaurinae, Ichthyosaurus torrei, Metriorhynchus, Neustosaurus

Subtaxa: Gracilineustes, Rhacheosaurini

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore