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Pliosaurus gamma Phillips 1871 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 204482

Alternative combination: Pleiosaurus gamma

Belongs to Pliosaurus according to L. B. Tarlo 1960

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

Type specimen: OUMNH J.10455 (lectotype), a set of vertebrae (cervical vertebra). Its type locality is Near Weymouth, which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian marine horizon in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore