Mauisaurus

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Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Plesiosauroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Cladus: Archelosauria
Superordo: †Sauropterygia
Ordo: †Plesiosauria
Subordo: Plesiosauroidea

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

Name

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

References

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  • 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.
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