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Pliosaurus kevani Benson et al. 2013 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 269161

Full reference: R. B. J. Benson, M. Evans, A. S. Smith, J. Sassoon, S. Moore-Faye, H. F. Ketchum, and R. Forrest. 2013. A giant pliosaurid skull from the Late Jurassic of England. PLoS ONE 8(5):e65989

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 irgisensis, Pliosaurus patagonicus, Pliosaurus phosphaticus, Pliosaurus portentificus, Pliosaurus rossicus, Pliosaurus westburyensis

Type specimen: DORCM G.13,675, a skull, a skull. Its type locality is Osmington Bay, which is in a Kimmeridgian marine horizon in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore