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Nichollssaura Druckenmiller and Russell 2009 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Leptocleididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 168666

Synonym: Nichollsia Druckenmiller and Russell 2008 [replaced name] (taxon 142594)

Full reference: P. S. Druckenmiller and A. P. Russell. 2009. The new plesiosaurian genus Nichollssaura from Alberta, Canada: replacement name for the preoccupied genus Nichollsia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(1):276-276

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

Sister taxa: Brancasaurus, Hastanectes, Leptocleidus, Umoonasaurus, Vectocleidus

Subtaxa: Nichollssaura borealis

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Type: Nichollssaura borealis

Ecology: aquatic carnivore