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Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Plesiosauria
Family: Cryptoclididae
Genus: Djupedalia
Knutsen, Druckenmiller & Hurum, 2012
Type species
Djupedalia engeri
Knutsen, Druckenmiller & Hurum, 2012

Djupedalia is an extinct genus of cryptoclidid[1] plesiosauroid plesiosaur known from the uppermost Jurassic of central Spitsbergen, Norway.[2] It is named after Øystein Djupedal, the former Minister of Education and Research who helped fund the fossil excavation.

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  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. 
  2. ^ Espen M. Knutsen, Patrick S. Druckenmiller and Jørn H. Hurum (2012). "A new plesiosauroid (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Agardhfjellet Formation (Middle Volgian) of central Spitsbergen, Norway". Norwegian Journal of Geology. 92 (2-3): 213–234. ISSN 0029-196X.  Low resolusion pdf High resolusion pdf