A taxonomic reassessment of Ichthyosaurus communis and I. intermedius and a revised diagnosis for the genus

@article{Massare2018ATR,
  title={A taxonomic reassessment of Ichthyosaurus communis and I. intermedius and a revised diagnosis for the genus},
  author={Judy A. Massare and Dean R Lomax},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  year={2018},
  volume={16},
  pages={263 - 277}
}
  • Judy A. Massare, Dean R Lomax
  • Published 2018
  • Biology
  • Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
  • Ichthyosaurus communis De la Beche & Conybeare, 1821 and I. intermedius Conybeare, 1822 have been considered synonymous by some researchers, but distinct species by others. The distinction between the two species was originally based on tooth morphology, which has been shown to vary ontogenetically as well as within an individual. Subsequent literature of the nineteenth century did not propose adequate diagnostic features to distinguish the two species. In addition, illustrations suggest that… CONTINUE READING
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