Suevoleviathan

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Suevoleviathan
Temporal range: Lower Jurassic
Suevoleviathan integer.JPG
Fossil of S. integer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Ichthyosauria
(unranked): Parvipelvia
Family: Suevoleviathanidae
Maisch, 2001
Genus: Suevoleviathan
Maisch, 1998
Species
  • Suevoleviathan disinteger (Huene, 1926)
  • Suevoleviathan integer (Bronn, 1844)

Suevoleviathan is an extinct genus of ichthyosaur, found in the Early Jurassic, Toarcian, of Holzmaden, Germany.[1]

Fossil

The genus was named in 1998 by Michael Maisch.[2] The generic name means "Swabian Leviathan". The type species is Leptopterygius disinteger Huene 1926. Ichthyosaurus integer Bronn 1844 was by Maisch renamed Suevoleviathan integer.

Suevoleviathan was about four metres long.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swimming styles in Jurassic Ichthyosaurs Emily A. Buchholtz. Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481 (Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology).
  2. ^ Maisch, W.A., 1998, "A new ichthyosaur genus from the Posidonia Shale (Lower Toarcian, Jurassic) of Holzmaden, SW-Germany with comments on the phylogeny of post-Triassic ichthyosaurs", Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 209: 47–78

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