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Avalonnectes Benson et al. 2012 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 234398

Full reference: R. B. J. Benson, M. Evans, and P. S. Druckenmiller. 2012. High diversity, low disparity and small body size in plesiosaurs (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic–Jurassic boundary. PLoS ONE 7(3):e31838

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

Sister taxa: Anningasaura, Archaeonectrus, Bishanopliosaurus, Borealonectes, Eurycleidus, Macroplata, Maresaurus, Meyerasaurus, Rhomaleosaurus, Thaumatodracon, Yuzhoupliosaurus

Subtaxa: Avalonnectes arturi

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Type: Avalonnectes arturi

Ecology: aquatic carnivore