Attenborosaurus

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Attenborosaurus conybeari
Temporal range: Early Jurassic
Attenborosaurus conybearei 2.JPG
Cast of the holotype fossil, Natural History Museum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Plesiosauria
Suborder: Pliosauroidea
Family: Pliosauridae
Genus: Attenborosaurus
Bakker, 1993
Species: † A. conybeari
Binomial name
Attenborosaurus conybeari
(Sollas, 1881)

Attenborosaurus is an extinct genus of pliosaurid from the Early Jurassic of Dorset, England. The type species is A. conybeari. The genus is named after David Attenborough, the species after William Conybeare.

Classification[edit]

Life restoration

The following cladogram follows an analysis by Benson & Druckenmiller (2014).[1]

 Plesiosauria 

Stratesaurus



Eoplesiosaurus



Plesiosauroidea



Rhomaleosauridae


Pliosauridae

Thalassiodracon




Hauffiosaurus




Attenborosaurus




Marmornectes


Thalassophonea

Peloneustes




"Pliosaurus" andrewsi




Simolestes




Liopleurodon




"Liopleurodon" rossicus




Pliosaurus



Gallardosaurus





Brachauchenius



Kronosaurus



Megacephalosaurus













References[edit]

  1. ^ Benson, R. B. J.; Druckenmiller, P. S. (2013). "Faunal turnover of marine tetrapods during the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition". Biological Reviews: n/a. doi:10.1111/brv.12038. 

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