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Quick work! Page looks loads better like that. I'm a bit concerned about the dino stub tag, tho', as this beast is/was not a dinosaur. - Ballista 21:18, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't know it wasn't a dinosaur. When someone removed the dinosaur tag and replaced it with the reptile tag I asked why and never got any response, so I replaced it. ONUnicorn 13:32, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
Turns out I did get a response, just didn't notice it. ONUnicorn 13:33, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Oh, so you miss messages, too, eh? - Ballista 13:45, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, looks like the image here is Nessie and not a real plesiosaur after all. See the last paragraph here [1] Dinoguy2 (talk) 07:00, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

File:Cryptoclidus.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

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Species list[edit]

For more info on the taxonomic history of Cryptoclidus and its constituent species, see Brown (1981).

Brown, David S.; 1981. The English Upper Jurassic Plesiosauroidea (Reptilia) and a review of the phylogeny and classification of the Plesiosauria; Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Geology; 35(4) pp.253-347. (talk) 20:38, 28 June 2012 (UTC)Vahe Demirjian

Orphaned references in Cryptoclidus[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Cryptoclidus's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "Bensonetal12":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 16:01, 13 June 2014 (UTC)


Was Cryptoclidus really 8 metres? I thought it was 5 metres. Also wouldn't an 8 metre Cryptoclidus weigh only 1.5 tonnes since it is over half the length of a 14 metre Elasmosaurus, which weighs 3-4 tonnes? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:38, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Cryptoclidus was 8m. Elasmosaurus was only 2t. Yes, the weight was uncited and unknown where does it comes from. You can delete it if you like, but I wouldn't. Dinosaur Fan (talk) 08:00, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi, sorry I don't know which templates to use or anything, but I would just like to point out that you have a picture saying cryptoclidus was 8m long and then right next to it text saying it is 3m long, it is quite confusing so I am just informing you. Thanks

Cryptoclidus being 8m and 8t comes from Walking with dinosaurs, not reliable, 3m came from a website about plesiosaurs maintained by Dr. Adam Smith, the website is still online and was most recently updated last April, I have no idea why the citation was removed under the explanation of "defunct website". Mike.BRZ (talk) 21:03, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

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Image Moving to Wrong Section[edit]

For some reason when I added an image to the Paleobiology section it was pushed down to the Classification section, but I see no reason for this phenomenon. Could someone try to find out why this happened and fix it? Thanks. --Slate Weasel (talk | contribs) 01:05, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, it's because a picture that is on an "earlier level" has been pushed past the new picture you added by the taxobox. So your new image gets pushed below the upper image. FunkMonk (talk) 08:32, 9 January 2018 (UTC)