Wapuskanectes Druckenmiller and Russell 2006 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

Full reference: P. S. Druckenmiller and A. P. Russell. 2006. A new elasmosaurid plesiosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Lower Cretaceous Clearwater Formation, Northeastern Alberta, Canada. Paludicola 5(4):184-199

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

See also Druckenmiller and Russell 2006

Sister taxa: Alexeyisaurus, Alzadasaurinae, Alzadasaurus kansasensis, Alzadasaurus tropicus, Aristonectinae, Callawayasaurus, Callowayosaurus, Cardiocorax, Cimoliasaurus, Cimoliasaurus andium, Cimoliasaurus cantabrigiensis, Cimoliasaurus caudalis, Elasmosaurinae, Elasmosaurus amalitskii, Elasmosaurus kurskensis, Elasmosaurus orskensis, Elasmosaurus serdobensis, Elasmosaurus sternbergi, Eromangasaurus, Gronausaurus, Hydrotherosaurus, Kawanectes, Leurospondylus, Libonectes, Mauisaurus, Mauisaurus gardneri, Plesiosaurus constrictus, Plesiosaurus crassicostatus, Plesiosaurus gulo, Plesiosaurus gurgitis, Plesiosaurus helmersenii, Plesiosaurus holmesii, Plesiosaurus hoodii, Plesiosaurus mackayii, Plesiosaurus mauritanicus, Plesiosaurus sutherlandi, Pliosaurus gigas, Pliosaurus macrospondylus, Scanisaurus, Stereosaurus, Styxosaurinae, Thalassiosaurus, Thalassiosaurus ischiadicus, Thalassomedon, Thalassonomosaurus, Thalassonomosaurus nobilis, Tuarangisaurus, Vegasaurus, Weddellonectia, Woolungasaurus, Woolungasaurus glendowerensis, Zarafasaura, Brimosaurus, Morturneria

Subtaxa: Wapuskanectes betsynichollsae

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Type: Wapuskanectes betsynichollsae

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Syncrude Base Mine, West side (Cretaceous of Alberta)

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