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Polycotylus suprajurensis

Reptilia - Sauropterygia - Polycotylidae

Taxonomy
Polycotylus suprajurensis was named by Sauvage (1876). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Boulogne-sur-Mer (general), which is in a Kimmeridgian marine horizon in the Argiles de Châtillon Formation of France.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1876Polycotylus suprajurensis Sauvage p. 436

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
orderSauropterygia
Pistosauria(Baur 1890)
Plesiosauria(de Blainville 1835)
superfamilyPlesiosauroideaWelles 1943
Leptocleidia
familyPolycotylidaeWilliston 1908
subfamilyPolycotylinae
genusPolycotylus
speciessuprajurensis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: aquatico
Depth habitat: surfaceo
Diet: carnivoreo
Reproduction: viviparouso
Created: 2009-07-20 06:05:48
Modified: 2011-08-12 01:58:15
Source: o = order
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: Late/Upper Kimmeridgian or 155.70000 to 150.80000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) Polycotylus suprajurensis (type locality: 94534)