Georgiasaurus

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Georgiasaurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Subclass: Enaliosauria
Order: Sauropterygia
Genus: Georgiasaurus
Otschev 1977
Species

Georgiasaurus penzensis

Synonyms
  • Georgia penzensis

Georgiasaurus ("Georgy's lizard"; after V. A. Otschev's father, Georgy Otschev, a geodesist who died shortly before Otschev published the description in 1976) is an extinct genus of plesiosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Russia. Otschev (or Ochev) originally named the specimen Georgia, but that name was preoccupied (Baird & Girrard, 1853). Originally a complete skeleton, the specimen was damaged in preparation of the quarry stone.

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