Liopleurodon ferox

Species

L. ferox

Author

Sauvage, 1873

Classification

Sauropterygia
Eosauropterygia
Eusauropterygia
Pistosauroidea
Pistosauria
Plesiosauria
Pliosauroidea
Pliosauridae
Liopleurodon

Age

Callovian, Middle Jurassic

Type location

Peterborough, England. Also known from Bedfordshire (UK), Cambridgeshire (UK), France (near Boulogne) and possibly Chile.

Geological formation

Oxford Clay Formation

Type specimen

the holotype is only a single tooth

Referred material

Known from several partial skeletons and skulls

Mounted skeleton of Liopleurodon ferox in the Tubingen Museum, Germany.
Mounted skeleton of Liopleurodon ferox in the Tubingen Museum, Germany.
Mounted skeleton of Liopleurodon ferox in the Tubingen Museum, Germany.
Close up of the skull of the mounted skeleton of Liopleurodon ferox in the Tubingen Museum, Germany. Photo by Markus Felix Bühler
Mounted skeleton of Liopleurodon ferox in the Tubingen Museum, Germany
Skull of Liopleurodon ferox in dorsal and ventral view. From Andrews (1897).
Skull of Liopleurodon ferox in lateral view and posterior view. From Noe et. al. (2003).
Mounted skeleton of Liopleurodon ferox in the Tubingen Museum, Germany (from Martill and Naish, 2000).
Associated skeleton referred to Liopleurodon ferox (from Tarlo, 1960).
Skeleton and muscular reconstruction of Liopleurodon ferox in lateral view. From Newman and Tarlo (1967). This reconstruction is probably a composite of several specimens of Liopleurodon and Pliosaurus.
Skeleton of Liopleurodon ferox in dorsal view. From Newman and Tarlo (1967). This reconstruction is probably a composite of several specimens of Liopleurodon and Pliosaurus.
Close up of the skull of the mounted skeleton of Liopleurodon ferox in the Tubingen Museum, Germany. Photo by Markus Felix Bühler
Close up of the skull of the mounted skeleton of Liopleurodon ferox in the Tubingen Museum, Germany. Photo by Markus Felix Bühler