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Zarafasaura oceanis Vincent et al. 2011 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 199251

Full reference: P. Vincent, N. Bardet, X. P. Suberbiola, B. Bouya, M. Amaghzaz and S. Meslouh. 2011. Zarafasaura oceanis, a new elasmosaurid (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Maastrichtian Phosphates of Morocco and the palaeobiogeography of latest Cretaceous plesiosaurs. Gondwana Research 19:1062-1073

Belongs to Zarafasaura according to P. Vincent et al. 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: OCP-DEK/GE 315, a partial skull (incomplete, dorsoventrally crushed skull and mandible). Its type locality is Sidi Daoui plesiosaur, which is in a Maastrichtian marine phosphorite in the Couche III Formation of Morocco.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore