Nakonanectes Serratos et al. 2017 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

Full reference: D. J. Serratos, P. Druckenmiller, and R. B. J. Benson. 2017. A new elasmosaurid (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Bearpaw Shale (Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian) of Montana demonstrates multiple evolutionary reductions of neck length within Elasmosauridae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(2):e1278608

Parent taxon: Styxosaurinae according to D. J. Serratos et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Albertonectes, Elasmosaurus, Styxosaurus, Terminonatator

Subtaxa: Nakonanectes bradti

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Nakonanectes-type locality (Cretaceous of Montana)

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