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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Ichthyosauria
Infraorder: Mixosauria
Family: Wimaniidae
Genus: Wimanius
Maisch & Matzke, 1998

Wimanius is a mixosaurid ichthyosaur, and the only genus in the family Wimaniidae. It existed during the Triassic Period in what is now Switzerland. It was described by Maisch and Matzke in 1998, and the type species is Wimanius odontopalatus.[1][2]


  1. ^ The Braincase of Phantomosaurus neubigi (Sander, 1997), an Unusual Ichthyosaur from the Middle Triassic of Germany. By Michael W. Maisch and Andreas T. Matzke. (Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology).
  2. ^ Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde: Geologie und Paläontologie. Published by Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart, 2000.

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