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Platypterygius sachicarum Paramo 1997 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 263109

Full reference: M. E. Paramo. 1997. Platypterygius sachicarum (Reptilia, Ichthyosauria) nueva especie del Cretácico de Colombia. Revista Ingeominas 6:1-12

Belongs to Platypterygius according to Paramo 1997

Sister taxa: Platypterygius americanus, Platypterygius australis, Platypterygius bedengensis, Platypterygius campylodon, Platypterygius compylodon, Platypterygius hauthali, Platypterygius hercynicus, Platypterygius kiprijanoffi, Platypterygius ochevi, Platypterygius platydactylus, Myobradypterygius mollensis

Type specimen: DON 19671, a partial skull. Its type locality is Loma Pedro Luis, which is in an Aptian marine horizon in the Paja Formation of Colombia.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore