Polycotylus Cope 1869 (plesiosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1869. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part I. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:1-104

Parent taxon: Polycotylinae according to L. B. Albright et al. 2007

See also Adams 1997, Carpenter 1996, Cope 1869, Hampe 2013, Hay 1902, Hector 1874, Lydekker 1889, O'Keefe 2001, O'Keefe 2004, Otero et al. 2012, Seeley 1892, Sepkoski 2002, Welles 1962, White 1940, Williston 1903, Williston 1906 and Williston 1908

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Polycotylus latipinnis Polycotylus suprajurensis

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (8: Alabama, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming collections)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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