Rhomaleosaurus thorntoni


Species

R. thorntoni

Author

Andrews, 1922a

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauroidea
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Rhomaleosauridae
Rhomaleosaurus

Age

Toarcian, Early Jurassic

Formation

Whitby Mudstone Formation

Type location

Kingsthorpe Hollow, Northamptonshire, UK

Type specimen

NHMUK PV R4853, an almost complete skeleton including the skull

Referred material

None

R. thorntoni was first described briefly by Andrews (1922a). Smith and Benson (2014) described and figured R. thorntoni in detail in a monograph on the holotype specimen.