Apractocleidus


Genus

Apractocleidus

Author

Smellie (1916)

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Plesiosauroidea
Cryptoclididae

Age

Oxfordian

Location

Near Peterborough, UK

Type species

A. teretipes

Other species

N/A

Referred material

N/A

The genus and species ‘Apractocleidus teretipes‘ was erected by Smellie (1916) for a specimen now regarded as old-adult individual of Cryptoclidus. The specimen was collected by Alfred Leeds and acquired by the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. The taxon ‘Apractocleidus’ is therefore considered a junior synonym of Cryptoclidus.