Mauisaurus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Plesiosauroidea 

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
Subordo: Plesiosauroidea

Familia: †Elasmosauridae
Genus: Mauisaurus
Species (1): M. haasti

Name[edit]

  • Mauisaurus Hector, 1874
    • Gender: masculine
    • Type species: Mauisaurus haasti Hector, 1874
      • Fixation: subsequent designation by Kuhn (1935: 100)

References[edit]

  • Hector, J. 1874: On the fossil Reptilia of New Zealand. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, 6: 333–358, plates XXVII-XXXI.
  • Otero, R.A.; Soto-Acuña, S.; Rubilar-Rogers, D. 2010: Presence of the elasmosaurid plesiosaur Mauisaurus in the Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) of Central Chile. Acta palaeontologica polonica, 55: 361–364. DOI: 10.4202/app.2009.0065
  • Occurrence of a young elasmosaurid plesiosaur skeleton from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of Antarctica.

Links[edit]

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