Palmulasaurus

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Palmulasaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Plesiosauria
Family: Polycotylidae
Subfamily: Palmulasaurinae
Albright et al., 2007
Genus: Palmulasaurus
Albright et al., 2007
Species
  • P. quadratus Albright et al., 2007 (originally Palmula quadratus) (type)

Palmulasaurus is a genus of polycotylid plesiosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Utah. It was originally described as Palmula, but the name was occupied by a genus of Cretaceous foraminifer first described in 1833.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Albright, L.B. III; Gillette, D.D.; and Titus, A.L. (2007). "Plesiosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Tropic Shale of southern Utah, Part 2: Polycotylidae". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27 (1): 41–58. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2007)27[41:PFTUCC]2.0.CO;2. 
  2. ^ Albright, L.B. III; Gillette, D.D.; and Titus, A.L. (2007). "Plesiosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Tropic Shale of southern Utah, Part 2: Polycotylidae; Replacement names for the preoccupied genus Palmula and the subfamily Palmulainae". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27 (4): 1051. doi:10.1671/0272-4634(2007)27[1051:PFTUCC]2.0.CO;2.