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Megacephalosaurus Schumacher et al. 2013 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 267451

Full reference: B. A. Schumacher, K. Carpenter, and M. J. Everhart. 2013. A new Cretaceous pliosaurid (Reptilia, Plesiosauria) from the Carlile Shale (Middle Turonian) of Russell County, Kansas. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(3):613-628

Parent taxon: Pliosauridae according to B. A. Schumacher et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Attenborosaurus, Cryonectes, Hauffiosaurus, Makhaira, Marmornectes, Megalneusaurus, Pachycostasaurus, Pliosaurus aequalis, Pliosaurus evansi, Polyptchodon, Sinopliosaurus, Strongylokrotaphus, Thalassiodracon, Thalassophonea

Subtaxa: Megacephalosaurus eulerti

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Type: Megacephalosaurus eulerti

Ecology: aquatic carnivore