Cimoliasaurus magnus Leidy 1851 (elasmosaur)

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Elasmosauridae

Alternative combination: Discosaurus magnus

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1851. [Descriptions of a number of fossil reptiles and mammals] . Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 5:325-328

Belongs to Cimoliasaurus according to F. R. O'Keefe and H. P. Street 2009

Sister taxa: Brimosaurus grandis, Cimoliasaurus brevior, Cimoliasaurus maccoyi, Cimoliosaurus laramiensis, Cimoliosaurus magnus, Cimoliosaurus snowii

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), United States (4: Maryland, New Jersey)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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