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Liopleurodon ferox Sauvage 1873 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 100097

Alternative combinations: Pliosaurus ferox, Polyptychodon ferox

Synonym: Thaumatosaurus mosquensis Kiprijanoff 1883 (taxon 264271)

Full reference: H.-E. Sauvage. 1873. Notes sur les reptiles fossiles. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, série 3 1:365-386

Belongs to Liopleurodon according to F. R. O'Keefe 2001

Sister taxon: Liopleurodon pachydeirus

Type specimens:

  • Liopleurodon ferox: BMNH R3536, a tooth. Its type locality is Le Wast, which is in a Callovian marine horizon in the Oxford Clay Formation of France.
  • Thaumatosaurus mosquensis:

Ecology: aquatic carnivore