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Tuarangisaurus cabazai Gasparini et al. 2003 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 263207

Full reference: Z. Gasparini, L. Salgado, and S. Casadio. 2003. Maastrichtian plesiosaurs from northern Patagonia. Cretaceous Research 240:157-170

Belongs to Aristonectinae according to J. P. O'Gorman et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Alexandronectes, Aristonectes, Futabasaurus, Kaiwhekea

Type specimen: MML-PV5, a partial skeleton (17 dorsal vertebrae, 30 caudals, ribs and gastralia, incomplete anterior and posterior limbs, left coracoid and fragments of the right scapula, complete ischium). Its type locality is Trapalcó, locality C, which is in a Maastrichtian marine mudstone in the Jagüel Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore