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Caypullisaurus bonapartei Fernández 1997 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 149989

Full reference: M. S. Fernández. 1997. A new Ichthyosaur from the Tithonian (Late Jurassic) of the Neuquen Basin, Northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Paleontology 71(3):479-484

Belongs to Caypullisaurus according to M. S. Arkhangelsky and N. G. Zverkov 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MACN-N-32, a partial skeleton (anterior part of a skeleton incomplete beyond vertebrae 53). Its type locality is Cerro Lotena, which is in a Tithonian marine horizon in the Vaca Muerta Formation of Argentina.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore