Thililua


Genus

Thililua

Author

Bardet et al. 2002

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauroidea
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Plesiosauroidea
Polycotylidae

Age

Location

Goulmima region of the High Atlas, Morocco

Type species

T. longicollis

Other species

None

Referred material

None published

Thililua has 30 cervical vertebrae. Each cervical has a longitudinal ridge on its lateral surfaces, this is a convergent feature with elasmosaurids. The skull of Thililua is relatively large with a short postorbital region and elongate rostrum.

The type specimen (MHNGr.PA.11710) consists of a complete skull, entire cervical and pectoral series, and the first four dorsal vertebrae.