Aristonectidae


Classification

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Aristonectidae

The Aristonectidae. Characters:

  • Ventral cheek margin weakly excavated
  • Pterygoids on palate closed anteriorly (lacks anterior pterygoid vacuity)
  • Platycoelus (flat articulation surfaces) to the vertebrae
  • Greater than 40 cervical vertebrae
  • cervical centrum length greater than height
  • Anterior cervical vertebrae with lateral keel

Aristonectid genera

  • Aristonectes
  • Kaiwhekea