Liopleurodon pachydeirus


Species

L. pachydeirus

Author

(Seeley, 1869)

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauroidea
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Pliosauroidea
Pliosauridae
Liopleurodon

Age

Callovian, Middle Jurassic

Formation

Oxford Clay Formation

Type location

Great Gransden, UK

Type specimen

Associated cervical vertebrae

Referred material

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According to Tarlo (1960), L. pachydeirus differs from L. ferox in the morphology of its teeth and cervical vertebrae. L. pachydeirus has enamel ridges closely packed on inner surface and 6-7 evenly spaced ridges on outer surface, cervical vertebrae with faint ventral keel (Tarlo, 1960).