†family Microcleididae Benson et al. 2012 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Microcleididae

Full reference: R. B. J. Benson, M. Evans, and P. S. Druckenmiller. 2012. High diversity, low disparity and small body size in plesiosaurs (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic–Jurassic boundary. PLoS ONE 7(3):e31838

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

See also Benson et al. 2012 and Vincent et al. 2019

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

Subtaxa: Microcleidus Seeleyosaurus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (1 collection), Germany (5), Luxembourg (1), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 10 collections including 11 occurrences

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