Eretmosaurus rugosus


Species

E. rugosus

Author

(Owen, 1865)

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauroidea
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Eretmosaurus

Age

Ammonites stellaris zone, Sinemurian, Lower Jurassic

Formation

To compile

Type location

Granby, Leicestershire

Type specimen

NHMUK 14435, an almost complete skeleton including an almost complete vertebral column and associated ribs, complete pectoral girdle poorly exposed and complete pelvic girdle with all four limbs complete and in articulation. Skull missing.

Referred material

To compile. Much material has been allocated to this species based on the rough rugose appearance of the vertebrae, but this is now considered an ontogenetic chatacteristic of no systematic significance.