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Cryptoclidus Seeley 1892 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Cryptoclididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36466

Alternative spellings: Cryptocleidus, Muraenosaurus (Cryptoclidus)

Synonym: Apractocleidus Smellie 1915 [objective synonym] (taxon 171790)

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1892. The Nature of the Shoulder Girdle and Clavicular Arch in Sauropterygia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 51:119-151

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

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

Subtaxa: Cryptocleidus cuervoi, Cryptoclidus eurymerus, Cryptoclidus richardsoni, Cryptoclidus vignalensis, Plesiosaurus oxfordiensis, Plesiosaurus oxoniensis

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Type: Cryptoclidus eurymerus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore