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†family Merriamosauridae Maisch and Matzke 2003 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 172838

Full reference: M. W. Maisch and A. T. Matzke. 2003. Observations on Triassic ichthyosaurs. Part X: The Lower Triassic Merriamosaurus from Spitzbergen - additional data on its anatomy and phylogenetic position. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen 227(1):93-137

Parent taxon: Merriamosauria according to M. W. Maisch 2010

Sister taxa: Besanosauridae, Californosauridae, Euichthyosauria, Guanlingsauridae, Shastasauria, Shastasauridae, Shonisauridae, Thalattoarchon

Subtaxa: Merriamosaurus, Pessopteryx

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Type: Merriamosaurus

Ecology: nektonic carnivore