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Thalattosaurus alexandrae Merriam 1904 (diapsid)

Reptilia - Thalattosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 282732

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1904. A new marine reptile from the Triassic of California. University of California Publications: Bulletin of the Department of Geology 3(21):419-421

Belongs to Thalattosaurus according to E. L. Nicholls 1999

Sister taxa: Thalattosaurus borealis, Thalattosaurus perrini, Thalattosaurus shastensis

Type specimen: UCMP 9085, a partial skeleton (Preorbital part of skull, incomplete left and right dentary, right pterygoid, humerus, coracoid, pubis, isolated limb bones, six sections of articulated vertebr). Its type locality is UCMP 1013, West end of Bear Cove, which is in a Tuvalian carbonate limestone in the Hosselkus Formation of California.

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