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Platypterygius campylodon Carter 1846 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 265896

Alternative combinations: Ichthyosaurus campylodon, Myopterygius campylodon

Full reference: J. Carter. 1846. On the occurrence of a new species of Ichthyosaurus in the Chalk. London Geological Journal 1:7-9

Belongs to Platypterygius according to C. Kolb and P. M. Sander 2009

Sister taxa: Platypterygius americanus, Platypterygius australis, Platypterygius bedengensis, Platypterygius compylodon, Platypterygius hauthali, Platypterygius hercynicus, Platypterygius kiprijanoffi, Platypterygius ochevi, Platypterygius platydactylus, Platypterygius sachicarum, Myobradypterygius mollensis

Type specimen: SMC B20644, a partial skull (Upper and lower jaws). Its type locality is Ichthyosaurus campylodon type, which is in an Albian/Cenomanian marine horizon in the West Melbury Marly Chalk Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore