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Kaiwhekea Cruickshank and Fordyce 2002 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 131780

Full reference: A. R. I. Cruickshank and R. E. Fordyce. 2002. A new marine reptile (Sauropterygia) from New Zealand: further evidence for a Late Cretaceous Austral radiation of cryptoclidid plesiosaurs. Palaeontology 45(3):557-575

Parent taxon: Aristonectinae according to R. B. J. Benson and P. S. Druckenmiller 2014

Sister taxa: Alexandronectes, Aristonectes, Futabasaurus, Tuarangisaurus cabazai

Subtaxa: Kaiwhekea katiki

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Type: Kaiwhekea katiki

Ecology: aquatic carnivore