Opallionectes Kear 2006 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Full reference: B. P. Kear. 2006. Marine reptiles from the Lower Cretaceous of South Australia: elements of a high-latitude cold-water assemblage. Palaeontology 49(4):837-856

Parent taxon: Plesiosauroidea according to B. P. Kear 2006

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

Subtaxa: Opallionectes andamookaensis

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Type: Opallionectes andamookaensis

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Lunatic Hill opal field (Cretaceous of Australia)

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