Rhomaleosaurus zetlandicus


Species

R. zetlandicus

Author

Phillips, 1854

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauroidea
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Rhomaleosauridae
Rhomaleosaurus

Age

Toarcian, Early Jurassic

Formation

Alum Shale, Whitby Mudstone Formation, Toarcian, Lower 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