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Utatsusaurus hataii Shikama and Kamei 1978 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Utatsusauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 142759

Full reference: T. Shikama and T. Kamei. 1978. Early Triassic ichthyosaurus, Utatsusaurus hataii gen. et sp. nov, from the Kitakami Massif, northeast Japan. Tohoku University Scientific Report, 2nd series 48(2):77-97

Belongs to Utatsusaurus according to M. W. Maisch 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IGPS 95941, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Tatezaki, which is in an Olenekian marine sandstone/shale in the Osawa Formation of Japan.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore