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Ophthalmosaurus Seeley 1874 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36566

Synonyms: Ancanamunia Rusconi 1942 (no. 252464), Khudiakovia Arkhangelsky 1999 (no. 173367), Yasykovia Efimov 1999 (no. 173200)

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1874. On the pectoral arch and fore limb of Ophthalmosaurs, a new ichthyosaurian genus from the Oxford Clay. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 30:696-707

Parent taxon: Ophthalmosaurinae according to N. G. Zverkov et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Acamptonectes, Cryopterygius, Ichthyosaurus brunsvicensis, Janusaurus, Leninia, Mollesaurus, Ophthalmosaurus cantabrigiensis, Palvennia, Paraophthalmosaurus, Undorosaurus

Subtaxa: Ancanamunia mollensis, Khudiakovia calloviensis, Ophthalmosaurus discus, Ophthalmosaurus icenicus, Ophthalmosaurus monocharactus, Ophthalmosaurus natans, Ophthalmosaurus pleydelli, Ophthalmosaurus undorensis, Ophthalmosaurus yasykovi

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore