Mauisaurus haastii Hector 1874 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

Full reference: J. Hector. 1874. On the fossil Reptilia of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 6:333-358

Belongs to Mauisaurus according to N. Hiller et al. 2005

See also Hector 1874

Sister taxon: Mauisaurus haasti

Type specimen: Its type locality is Amuri Bluff, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian basinal (siliciclastic) sandstone in the Conway Formation of New Zealand

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Cretaceous of New Zealand (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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