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Gracilineustes leedsi Andrews 1913 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Metriorhynchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 243933

Alternative combination: Metriorhynchus leedsi

Synonyms: Metriorhynchus laeve Andrews 1913 (no. 171406), Metriorhynchus laevis Andrews 1913 (no. 243934), Metriorhynchus loeve Andrews 1913 (no. 243935)

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1913. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Reptiles of the Oxford Clay. Based on the Leeds Collection in the British Museum (Natural History), London. Part II

Belongs to Gracilineustes according to J. Parrilla-Bel and J. I. Canudo 2015

Sister taxon: Gracilineustes acutus

Type specimens:

  • Gracilineustes leedsi: NHMUK PV R3540, a partial skull. Its type locality is Peterborough area, Leeds Collection, which is in a Callovian offshore mudstone in the Oxford Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Metriorhynchus laeve: BMNH R3015, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Peterborough area, Leeds Collection, which is in a Callovian offshore mudstone in the Oxford Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore