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Cimoliasaurus Leidy 1851 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36464

Alternative spelling: Cimoliosaurus

Synonyms: Hunosaurus Fritsch 1905 (no. 36477), Iserosaurus Fritsch 1905 (no. 36480)

Parent taxon: Elasmosauridae according to F. R. O'Keefe and H. P. Street 2009

Sister taxa: Alexeyisaurus, Alzadasaurinae, Alzadasaurus kansasensis, Alzadasaurus tropicus, Aristonectinae, Callawayasaurus, Callowayosaurus, Cardiocorax, Cimoliasaurus andium, Cimoliasaurus cantabrigiensis, Cimoliasaurus caudalis, Elasmosaurinae, Elasmosaurus amalitskii, Elasmosaurus kurskensis, Elasmosaurus orskensis, Elasmosaurus serdobensis, Elasmosaurus sternbergi, Eromangasaurus, Gronausaurus, Hydrotherosaurus, Kawanectes, Lagenanectes, Leivanectes, Leurospondylus, Libonectes, 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, Weddellonectia, Woolungasaurus, Woolungasaurus glendowerensis, Zarafasaura, Brimosaurus, Morturneria

Subtaxa: Brimosaurus grandis, Cimoliasaurus brevior, Cimoliasaurus maccoyi, Cimoliasaurus magnus, Cimoliosaurus laramiensis, Cimoliosaurus magnus, Cimoliosaurus snowii

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Type: Cimoliosaurus magnus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore