†unranked clade Cryptoclidia Ketchum and Benson 2010 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia

Synonym: Cryptocleidoidea Williston 1925 [replaced name]

Full reference: H. F. Ketchum and R. B. J. Benson. 2010. Global interrelationships of Plesiosauria (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) and the pivotal role of taxon sampling in determining the outcome of phylogenetic analyses. Biological Reviews 85:361-392

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

See also Ketchum and Benson 2010, Ketchum and Benson 2011, O'Keefe 2001, O'Keefe et al. 2011 and Otero et al. 2012

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

Subtaxa: Cryptoclididae Tricleidia Xenopsaria

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

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