Sinopliosaurus

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Sinopliosaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Plesiosauria
Suborder: Pliosauroidea
Genus: Sinopliosaurus
Young, 1942
Species
  • S. weiyuanensis Young, 1942 (type)

Sinopliosaurus is a genus of pliosauroid plesiosaur, a type of short-necked marine reptile, from the Early Cretaceous of People's Republic of China. One species, "S." fusuiensis, was later shown to be based on teeth from a spinosaurid theropod dinosaur.[1]


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  1. ^ Buffetaut, E.; Suteethorn, V.; Tong, H.; Amiot, R. (2008). "An Early Cretaceous spinosaur theropod from southern China". Geological Magazine. 145 (5): 745–748. doi:10.1017/S0016756808005360.