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Archaeonectrus is an extinct genus of pliosaur from the Jurassic of what is now southeastern England. The type species is Archaeonectrus (originally "Plesiosaurus") rostratus, first named by Sir Richard Owen in 1865, which was moved to its own genus by N.I. Novozhilov in 1964.

Archaeonectrus
Temporal range: Jurassic
Archaeonectrus NHM.jpg
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Archaeonectrus
Species
  • Archaeonectrus rostratus (type) Owen, 1865
Fossil

ClassificationEdit

 
Illustration

The cladogram below shows Archaeonectrus phylogenetic position among other plesiosaurs, following Benson et al. (2012).[1]


Plesiosauria 
 Neoplesiosauria 

Pliosauridae

Plesiosauroidea

 Rhomaleosauridae 

Stratesaurus taylori

Macroplata tenuiceps

Avalonnectes arturi

Eurycleidus arcuatus

Meyerasaurus victor

Maresaurus coccai

Atychodracon megacephalus

Archaeonectrus rostratus

Rhomaleosaurus cramptoni

Rhomaleosaurus thorntoni

Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roger B. J. Benson; 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. PMC 3306369. PMID 22438869.
  • Sepkoski, J.J. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 363: 1-560.

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