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Cetiosaurus rigauxi Sauvage 1874 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Pliosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 65160

Full reference: H.-E. Sauvage. 1874. Mémoire sur les dinosauriens et les crocodiliens des terrains jurassiques de Boulogne-sur-Mer [Memoir on the dinosaurs and crocodilians of the Jurassic deposits of Boulogne-sur-mer]. Mémoires de la Société Géologique de France, série 2 10(2):1-57

Belongs to Pliosaurus according to H.-E. Sauvage 1895

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

Type specimen: MHNB 233, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Portel, Boulogne, which is in a Tithonian marine horizon in France.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore