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Libonectes Carpenter 1997 (southwest diver)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 100108

Full reference: K. Carpenter. 1997. Comparative cranial anatomy of two North American Cretaceous plesiosaurs. In J. M. Callaway & E. L. Nicholls (eds.), Ancient Marine Reptiles. Academic Press, New York 191-216

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

Sister taxa: Alexeyisaurus, Alzadasaurinae, Alzadasaurus kansasensis, Alzadasaurus tropicus, Aristonectinae, Callawayasaurus, Callowayosaurus, Cardiocorax, Cimoliasaurus, Cimoliasaurus andium, Cimoliasaurus cantabrigiensis, Cimoliasaurus caudalis, Elasmosaurinae, Elasmosaurus amalitskii, Elasmosaurus kurskensis, Elasmosaurus orskensis, Elasmosaurus serdobensis, Elasmosaurus sternbergi, Eromangasaurus, Gronausaurus, Hydrotherosaurus, Kawanectes, Leurospondylus, Mauisaurus, Mauisaurus gardneri, Plesiosaurus constrictus, Plesiosaurus crassicostatus, Plesiosaurus gulo, Plesiosaurus gurgitis, Plesiosaurus helmersenii, Plesiosaurus holmesii, Plesiosaurus hoodii, Plesiosaurus mackayii, Plesiosaurus mauritanicus, Plesiosaurus sutherlandi, Pliosaurus gigas, Pliosaurus macrospondylus, Scanisaurus, Stereosaurus, Styxosaurinae, Thalassiosaurus, Thalassiosaurus ischiadicus, Thalassomedon, Thalassonomosaurus, Thalassonomosaurus nobilis, Tuarangisaurus, Vegasaurus, Wapuskanectes, Woolungasaurus, Woolungasaurus glendowerensis, Zarafasaura, Brimosaurus, Morturneria

Subtaxa: Libonectes morgani

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore