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Steneosaurus brevior Tate and Blake 1876 (marine crocodile)

Reptilia - Loricata - Teleosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 245908

Synonym: Teleosaurus eucephalus Seeley 1880 (taxon 246008)

Full reference: R. Tate and J. F. Blake. 1876. The Yorkshire Lias 1-475

Belongs to Steneosaurus according to M. Bronzati et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Machimosaurus bathonicus, Machimosaurus rigauxi, Steneosaurus atelestatus, Steneosaurus baroni, Steneosaurus blumembachi, Steneosaurus bollensis, Steneosaurus boutilieri, Steneosaurus brevidens, Steneosaurus brevirostris, Steneosaurus durobrivensis, Steneosaurus edwardsi, Steneosaurus gracilirostris, Steneosaurus heberti, Steneosaurus larteti, Steneosaurus leedsi, Steneosaurus megarhinus, Steneosaurus megistorhynchus, Steneosaurus obtusidens, Steneosaurus oplites, Steneosaurus pictaviensis, Steneosaurus priscus, Steneosaurus roissyi, Steneosaurus rostrominor, Steneosaurus rudis, Steneosaurus stephani, Steneosaurus temporalis

Type specimens:

  • Steneosaurus brevior: BMNH 1478, a skull. Its type locality is Whitby, marine reptiles, which is in a Falciferum/Bifrons offshore shale in the Alum Shale Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Teleosaurus eucephalus: Woodwardian Museum, Cambridge, a partial skull. Its type locality is Whitby, marine reptiles, which is in a Falciferum/Bifrons offshore shale in the Alum Shale Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore