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The cranial anatomy and taxonomy of Peloneustes philarchus (Sauropterygia, Pliosauridae) from the Peterborough Member (Callovian, Middle Jurassic) of the United Kingdom

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Abstract: Peloneustes philarchus is the most abundant pliosaurid from the Peterborough Member of the Oxford Clay Formation (Callovian) of the UK. It is a valid taxon possessing a unique character combination, including a single autapomorphy: the interdentary symphysis is raised dorsally on a narrow platform. Twenty-one specimens can be positively referred to P. philarchus. However, other specimens previously referred to Peloneustes, from the Peterborough Member near Peterborough, and the lowe...

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Ketchum, HF More by this author
Benson, RBJ More by this author
Journal:
Palaeontology
Volume:
54
Issue:
3
Pages:
639-665
Publication date:
2011-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1475-4983
ISSN:
0031-0239
URN:
uuid:3f0de0ad-8e73-4d31-97a5-7e911aa7ac24
Source identifiers:
385476
Local pid:
pubs:385476

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