Plesiopterys O'Keefe 2004 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Full reference: F. R. O'Keefe. 2004. Preliminary description and phylogenetic position of a new plesiosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Toarcian of Holzmaden, Germany. Journal of Paleontology 78(5):973-988

Parent taxon: Plesiosauroidea according to R. B. J. Benson and P. S. Druckenmiller 2014

See also Benson et al. 2012, Grossmann 2007 and O'Keefe 2004

Sister taxa: Cimoliosaurus limnophilus, Cryptoclidia, Euplesiosauria, Microcleididae, Opallionectes, Plesiosauridae, Plesiosaurus, Sthenarosaurus, Westphaliasaurus

Subtaxa: Plesiopterys wildi

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Type: Plesiopterys wildi

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Posidonien-Schiefer, Ohlmden, Holzmaden (Jurassic of Germany)

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