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Acamptonectes densus Fischer et al. 2012 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 212187

Full reference: V. Fischer, M. W. Maisch, D. Naish, R. Kosma, J. Liston, U. Joger, F. J. Krüger, J. Pardo Pérez, J. Tainsh and R. M. Appleby. 2012. New ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaurs from the European Lower Cretaceous demonstrate extensive ichthyosaur survival across the Jurassic–Cretaceous boundary. PLoS One 7(1):e29234

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

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: GLAHM 132588, a partial skeleton (partial adult skeleton, including fragmentary skull roof, mandible, axial skeleton and scapular girdle). Its type locality is Speeton Clay Fm, Bed D2D, Speeton, Yorkshire, which is in a Hauterivian transition zone/lower shoreface claystone in the Speeton Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore