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Shastasaurus Merriam 1895 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Shastasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36571

Full reference: J. C. Merriam. 1895. On some Reptilian Remains from the Triassic of Northern California. American Journal of Science 50(295):55

Parent taxon: Shastasauridae according to C. Ji et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Guanlingsaurus, Ichthyosaurus carinatus, Ichthyosaurus rheticus, Metashastasaurus, Shastasaurinae, Shonisaurus

Subtaxa: Shastasaurus alexandrae, Shastasaurus carinthiacus, Shastasaurus pacificus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore