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Leptocleidus Andrews 1922 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Leptocleididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36483

Synonym: Peyerus Stromer 1935 (taxon 36499)

Full reference: C. W. Andrews. 1922. Description of a new plesiosaur from the Weald Clay of Berwick (Sussex). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 78:285-298

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

Sister taxa: Brancasaurus, Hastanectes, Nichollssaura, Umoonasaurus, Vectocleidus

Subtaxa: Leptocleidus capensis, Leptocleidus clemai, Leptocleidus superstes

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore