Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus

Species

R. zetlandicus

Author

Phillips, 1854

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauroidea
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Rhomaleosauridae
Rhomaleosaurus

Age

Toarcian, Early Jurassic

Type location

Whitby, Yorkshire, England

Type specimen

YM G503, a partial skeleton including the skull on display in the Yorkshire Museum

Referred material

WM 851.S ('Plesiosaurus propinquus'), a partial skeleton including the skull on display in the Whitby Museum

Mike Taylor studied the holotype of R. zetlandicus for his Ph.D. thesis and subsequently published a description of the cranial anatomy (Taylor, 1992). Vincent and Smith (2010) referred the holotype of R. propinquus to R. zetlandicus