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†unranked clade Leptocleidia Ketchum and Benson 2010 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

PaleoDB taxon number: 202894

Synonym: Leptocleidoidea Druckenmiller and Russell 2008 [replaced name] (taxon 202893)

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 E. Frey et al. 2017

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

Subtaxa: Leptocleididae, Polycotylidae

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore