Libonectes


Libonectes skull

Genus

Libonectes

Author

Carpenter, 1997

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauroidea
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Plesiosauroidea
Elasmosauridae

Age

Turonian, Late Cretaceous

Location

Near Cedar Hill, Dallas County, Texas, USA

Type species

L. morgani

Other species

To compile

Referred material

To compile

Libonectes was erected for Elasmosaurus morgani’. The pectoral girdle and a forelimb of the holotype are figured (most recently by Welles 1962, fig. 12) but now lost (Carpenter 1999). Libonectes morgani (Welles, 1949) is the type and only species. Type material of L. morgani (SMUSMP 69120) consists of a skull, cervical vertebrae and gastralia, from the Britton Formation, Eagle Ford Group.