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†unranked clade Cryptoclidia Ketchum and Benson 2010 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

PaleoDB taxon number: 202892

Synonym: Cryptocleidoidea Williston 1925 [replaced name] (taxon 100146)

Full reference: H. F. Ketchum and R. B. J. Benson. 2010. Global interrelationships of Plesiosauria (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) and the pivotal role of taxon sampling in determining the outcome of phylogenetic analyses. Biological Reviews 85:361-392

Parent taxon: Plesiosauroidea according to R. B. J. Benson and P. S. Druckenmiller 2014

Sister taxa: Cimoliosaurus limnophilus, Euplesiosauria, Leptocleidia, Microcleididae, Opallionectes, Plesiopterys, Plesiosauridae, Plesiosaurus, Sthenarosaurus, Westphaliasaurus

Subtaxa: Cryptoclididae, Tricleidia, Xenopsaria

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore