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Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Plesiosauria
Family: Cryptoclididae
Genus: Picrocleidus
Seeley, 1892
Type species
Picrocleidus beloclis
Seeley, 1892

Picrocleidus is an extinct genus of plesiosaur. It is known only from the type species P. beloclis from the Middle Jurassic Oxford Clay Formation (Callovian stage) of the United Kingdom.[1][2]

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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. ^ Andrews, Charles W 1910. A descriptive catalogue of the marine reptiles of the Oxford Clay, Part 2. British Museum (Nat. Soc. 13:139-149.