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Dolichorhynchops tropicensis Schmeisser McKean 2012 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 244995

Full reference: R. Schmeisser McKean. 2012. A new species of polycotylid plesiosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Lower Turonian of Utah: Extending the stratigraphic range of Dolichorhynchops. Cretaceous Research 34:184-199

Belongs to Dolichorhynchops according to R. Schmeisser McKean 2012

Sister taxa: Dolichorhynchops bonneri, Dolichorhynchops herschelensis, Dolichorhynchops osborni, Plesiosaurus ichthyospondylus, Trinacromerum latimanus

Type specimen: MNA V10046, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Tropic Shale (MNA locality 1627), which is in a Turonian marine shale in the Tropic Shale Formation of Utah.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore