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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  Dinoguy2 (talk) 07:00, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
File:Cryptoclidus.jpg Nominated for Deletion
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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. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:38, 28 June 2012 (UTC)Vahe Demirjian
Orphaned references in Cryptoclidus
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":
- From Anningasaura: Benson, R. B. J.; Evans, M.; Druckenmiller, P. S. (2012). Lalueza-Fox, Carles, ed. "High Diversity, Low Disparity and Small Body Size in Plesiosaurs (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic–Jurassic Boundary". PLoS ONE. 7 (3): e31838. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031838. PMC . PMID 22438869.
- From Meyerasaurus: Roger B. J. Benson, Mark Evans and Patrick S. Druckenmiller (2012). "High Diversity, Low Disparity and Small Body Size in Plesiosaurs (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic–Jurassic Boundary". PLoS ONE. 7 (3): e31838. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031838. PMC . PMID 22438869.
- From Plesiosauria: Roger B. J. Benson, Mark Evans and Patrick S. Druckenmiller (2012). Lalueza-Fox, Carles, ed. "High Diversity, Low Disparity and Small Body Size in Plesiosaurs (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic–Jurassic Boundary". PLoS ONE. 7 (3): e31838. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031838. PMC . PMID 22438869.
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 184.108.40.206 (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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