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Bishanopliosaurus zigongensis Gao et al. 2004 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Rhomaleosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 296491

Full reference: Y. -H. Gao, Y. Ye, and S. Jiang. 2004. A new species of Bishanopliosaurus from Middle Jurassic of Zigong, Sichuan. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 42(2):162-165

Belongs to Bishanopliosaurus according to Y. -H. Gao et al. 2004

Sister taxon: Bishanopliosaurus youngi

Type specimen: ZDM 0185, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Zigong, villager Wang Xinmin's garden, which is in a Jurassic lacustrine - large mudstone in the Xiashaximiao Formation of China.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore