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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Subclass: Enaliosauria
Order: Sauropterygia
Genus: Pahasapasaurus

Pahasapasaurus is a genus of plesiosaur. It was an early polycotylid plesiosaur from the Cenomanian of South Dakota, USA. Distinctive features of the taxon include elongate epipodial bones (radius/ulna - tibia/fibula) and the nature of the palate bones (roof of the mouth). The type species is P. haasi.[1]

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  1. ^ Schumacher, B. A. 2007. A new polycotylid plesiosaur (Reptilia; Sauropterygia) from the Greenhorn Limestone (Upper Cretaceous; lower upper Cenomanian), Black Hills, South Dakota. in Marin, J.E., and Parris, D.C., eds., The Geology and Paleontology of the Late Cretaceous Marine Deposits of the Dakotas: Geological Society of America Special Paper 427, p. 133-146.