Aristonectes parvidens


Species

A. parvidens

Author

Cabrera, 1941

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Plesiosauroidea
Elasmosauridae
Aristonectidae
Aristonectes

Age

Maastrichtian, Late Cretaceous

Formation

Paso del Sapo Formation, Fefipan Member

Type location

Chubut River (42, 40' S-70, 00' W), northwest Chubut Province, Patagonia, Argentina

Type specimen

MLP 40-XI-14-6; part of a skull and mandible, atlas-axis complex and 21 cervical vertebrae, 8 caudal vertebrae and an incomplete limb

Referred material

TTU P 9219, incomplete skull and mandible plus associated cervical material; SGO-PV-957, posterior cranium and incomplete mandible

A. parvidens is the type and only species of Aristonectes.