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Muraenosaurus Seeley 1874 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Cryptoclididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36492

Synonym: Tremamesacleis White 1940 (taxon 36521)

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1874. On Muraenosaurus leedsii, a plesiosaurian from the Oxford Clay, Part I. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 30:197-208

Parent taxon: Cryptoclididae according to R. B. J. Benson and P. S. Druckenmiller 2014

Sister taxa: Abyssosaurus, Colymbosaurus, Cryptoclidus, Cryptoclidus aldingeri, Djupedalia, Kimmerosaurus, Pantosaurus, Picrocleidus, Spitrasaurus, Tatenectes, Tricleidus, Vinialesaurus

Subtaxa: Muraenosaurus elasmosauroides, Muraenosaurus fahrenkohli, Muraenosaurus leedsii, Muraenosaurus purbecki

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore