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Merriamosaurus Maisch and Matzke 2002 (ichthyosaur)

Ichthyopterygia - Ichthyosauria - Merriamosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 172836

Synonym: Rotundopteryx Maisch and Matzke 2000 [replaced name] (taxon 172834)

Full reference: M. W. Maisch and A. T. Matzke. 2002. Observations on Triassic ichthyosaurs. Part IX. The first associated skeletal remains of Merriamosaurus n. g. (Ichthyosauria, Lower Triassic) and their bearing on the systematic position of the Omphalosauria. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen 226(1):59-94

Parent taxon: Merriamosauridae according to M. W. Maisch and A. T. Matzke 2003

Sister taxon: Pessopteryx

Subtaxa: Merriamosaurus hulkei

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore