Plesiosauridae

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Plesiosauridae
Temporal range: 199–145 Ma
Early Jurassic - Late Jurassic
Paleo Hall at HMNS plesiosaur.jpg
Plesiosaurus skeleton.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Plesiosauria
Superfamily: Plesiosauroidea
Family: Plesiosauridae
Gray, 1825
Genera

Hydrorion
Lusonectes
Microcleidus
Occitanosaurus
Plesiosaurus
Seeleyosaurus
Westphaliasaurus

The Plesiosauridae are a monophyletic group of plesiosaurs.[1]

A family Plesiosauridae was first named by John Edward Gray in 1825.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ketchum, H. F., and Benson, R. B. J., 2010. "Global interrelationships of Plesiosauria (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) and the pivotal role of taxon sampling in determining the outcome of phylogenetic analyses". Biological Reviews, v. 85, p. 361-392 doi:10.1111/j.1469-185X.2009.00107.x PMID 20002391
  2. ^ John Edward Gray, 1825, They were Pliosaurs Pliosauroidea and Plesiosaurs Plesiosauria "A Synopsis of the Genera of Reptiles and Amphibia, with a Description of some new Species", Annals of Philosophy (British Museum) 10: 193–217