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Pliosaurus irgisensis Novozhilov 1948 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 186134

Alternative combination: Peloneustes irigisensis

Full reference: N. I. Novozhilov. 1948. Two new pliosaurs from the lower Volgian tier of the Volga region (right bank). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR 60:115-118

Belongs to Pliosaurus according to R. B. J. Benson et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Cetiosaurus rigauxi, Pleiosaurus macromerus, Plesiosaurus giganteus, Pliosaurus andrewsi, Pliosaurus brachydeirus, Pliosaurus carpenteri, Pliosaurus funkei, Pliosaurus gamma, Pliosaurus grandis, Pliosaurus grossouvrei, Pliosaurus kevani, Pliosaurus patagonicus, Pliosaurus phosphaticus, Pliosaurus portentificus, Pliosaurus rossicus, Pliosaurus westburyensis

Type specimen: PIN 426, a skull (a large partial skull, partial vertebral column, and articulated hind limb)

Ecology: aquatic carnivore