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†family Cryptoclididae Williston 1925 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

PaleoDB taxon number: 38174

Alternative spelling: Cryptocleididae

Synonym: Cryptoclidus aldingeri von Huene 1932 [nomen dubium] (taxon 267422)

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

Sister taxa: Xenopsaria, Tricleidia

Subtaxa: Abyssosaurus, Colymbosaurus, Cryptoclidus, Djupedalia, Kimmerosaurus, Muraenosaurus, Ophthalmothule, Pantosaurus, Picrocleidus, Spitrasaurus, Tatenectes, Tricleidus, Vinialesaurus

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Type: Cryptoclidus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore