Ophthalmosaurus icenicus Seeley 1874 (ichthyosaur)

Reptilia - Ichthyosauria - Ophthalmosauridae

Synonyms: Ancanamunia mendozana Rusconi 1940, Myobradypterygius mendozanus Rusconi 1940, Ophthalmosaurus pleydelli Lydekker 1890

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1874. On the pectoral arch and fore limb of Ophthalmosaurs, a new ichthyosaurian genus from the Oxford Clay. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 30:696-707

Belongs to Ophthalmosaurus according to M. S. Arkhangelsky and N. G. Zverkov 2014

See also Andrews 1910, Appleby 1956, Araujo et al. 2008, Delair 1960, Fernandez 2000, Fischer et al. 2013, Gilmore 1905, Maisch 2010, Maisch and Matzke 2000, McGowan and Motani 2003, Motani 1999, Rusconi 1940 and Rusconi 1942

Sister taxa: Ophthalmosaurus discus, Ophthalmosaurus monocharactus, Ophthalmosaurus natans, Ophthalmosaurus undorensis, Ophthalmosaurus yasykovi, Yasykovia kabanovi, Khudiakovia calloviensis, Ancanamunia espinacitense

Type specimens:

  • Ophthalmosaurus icenicus: Its type locality is Peterborough area, Leeds Collection, which is in a Callovian offshore mudstone in the Oxford Clay Formation of the United Kingdom
  • Ancanamunia mendozana:
  • Ophthalmosaurus pleydelli:

Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Jurassic of Mexico (2 collections), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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