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Temporal range: Triassic, 247.2–235.0 Ma[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Ichthyosauria
Family: Wimaniidae
Genus: Wimanius
Maisch & Matzke, 1998
W. odontopalatus
Binomial name
Wimanius odontopalatus
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.[2][3]


  1. ^ "†Wimanius Maisch and Matzke 1998 (ichthyosaur)". Paleobiology Database. Fossilworks. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ 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).
  3. ^ Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde: Geologie und Paläontologie. Published by Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart, 2000.

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