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Arthropterygius chrisorum Russell 1993 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 168511

Alternative combination: Ophthalmosaurus chrisorum

Full reference: D. A. Russell. 1993. Jurassic marine reptiles from Cape Grassy, Melville Island, Arctic Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 450:195-201

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

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: NMC 40608, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Cape Grassy, Melville Island ichthyosaur, which is in an Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian marine /sandstone in the Ringnes Formation of Canada.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore