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Pliosaurus carpenteri Benson et al. 2013 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 269163

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 funkei, Pliosaurus gamma, Pliosaurus grandis, Pliosaurus grossouvrei, Pliosaurus irgisensis, Pliosaurus kevani, Pliosaurus patagonicus, Pliosaurus phosphaticus, Pliosaurus portentificus, Pliosaurus rossicus, Pliosaurus westburyensis

Type specimen: BRSMG Cd6172, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Westbury claypit (Lafarge cement works) E4, which is in a Kimmeridgian marine claystone in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore