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Peloneustes Lydekker 1889 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36498

Full reference: R. Lydekker. 1889. On the remains and affinities of five genera of Mesozoic reptiles. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 45:41-59

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

Sister taxa: Brachaucheninae, Gallardosaurus, Liopleurodon, Makhaira, Pliosaurus, Pliosaurus brachyspondylus, Pliosaurus macromerus, Simolestes

Subtaxa: Peloneustes philarchus

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Type: Peloneustes philarchus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore