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Palmulasaurus quadratus Albright et al. 2007 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 170531

Alternative combination: Palmula quadratus

Full reference: L. B. Albright, D. D. Gillette, and A. L. Titus. 2007. Plesiosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Tropic Shale of southern Utah, part 2: Polycotylidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(1):41-58

Belongs to Palmulasaurus according to L. B. Albright et al. 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MNA V9442, a partial skeleton (anterior part of rostrum, anterior part of mandible, fragment of articular, fragment of occipital condyle, partial right coracoid, partial right scapula, comple). Its type locality is Near Big Water, Tropic Shale (MNA loc 1494), which is in a Turonian marine shale in the Tropic Shale Formation of Utah.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore