Hastanectes

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Hastanectes
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, Valanginian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Plesiosauria
Family: Pliosauridae
Genus: Hastanectes
Benson et al., 2012
Type species
Hastanectes valdensis
(Lydekker, 1889 [originally Cimoliasaurus valdensis])

Hastanectes is an extinct genus of a plesiosaurian with possible pliosaurid affinities known from the Early Cretaceous Wadhurst Clay Formation (Valanginian stage) of the United Kingdom. It contains a single species, Hastanectes valdensis, which was originally thought to be a species of Cimoliasaurus.[1]


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  1. ^ Benson, R. B. J.; Ketchum, H. F.; Naish, D.; Turner, L. E. (2012). "A new leptocleidid (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Vectis Formation (Early Barremian–early Aptian; Early Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight and the evolution of Leptocleididae, a controversial clade". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology: 1. doi:10.1080/14772019.2011.634444.  edit