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Zarafasaura Vincent et al. 2011 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 199250

Full reference: P. Vincent, N. Bardet, X. P. Suberbiola, B. Bouya, M. Amaghzaz and S. Meslouh. 2011. Zarafasaura oceanis, a new elasmosaurid (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Maastrichtian Phosphates of Morocco and the palaeobiogeography of latest Cretaceous plesiosaurs. Gondwana Research 19:1062-1073

Parent taxon: Elasmosauridae according to P. Vincent et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Alexeyisaurus, Alzadasaurinae, Aristonectinae, Callawayasaurus, Callowayosaurus, Cardiocorax, Cimoliasaurus, Elasmosaurinae, Eromangasaurus, Gronausaurus, Hydrotherosaurus, Kawanectes, Leurospondylus, Libonectes, Mauisaurus, Scanisaurus, Stereosaurus, Styxosaurinae, Thalassiosaurus, Thalassomedon, Thalassonomosaurus, Tuarangisaurus, Vegasaurus, Wapuskanectes, Weddellonectia, Morturneria

Subtaxa: Zarafasaura oceanis

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Type: Zarafasaura oceanis

Ecology: aquatic carnivore