Avalonnectes

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Plesiosauria 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Division: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Superordo: †Sauropterygia
Ordo: Plesiosauria

Familia: †Rhomaleosauridae
Genus: †Avalonnectes
Species: A. arturi

Name[edit]

  • Avalonnectes Benson, Evans & Druckenmiller, 2012
Type species: Avalonnectes arturi Benson, Evans & Druckenmiller, 2012
Etymology: Genus name from Avalon, an island from the legend of King Arthur, often identified with Glastonbury, near Street, and nectes, Greek meaning ‘swimmer’.

References[edit]

  • Benson, Roger B. J., Mark Evans & Patrick 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. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031838.