Albertonectes vanderveldei, a New Elasmosaur (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Alberta

@inproceedings{Kubo2012AlbertonectesVA,
  title={Albertonectes vanderveldei, a New Elasmosaur (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Alberta},
  author={T. Kubo and Mark T. Mitchell and D. Henderson},
  year={2012}
}
  • T. Kubo, Mark T. Mitchell, D. Henderson
  • Published 2012
  • Geology
  • ABSTRACT A new elasmosaurid plesiosaur, Albertonectes vanderveldei, gen. et sp. nov., is described on the basis of an almost complete postcranial skeleton from the upper Campanian, Bearpaw Formation in Alberta, Canada. The new taxon is distinguished by a unique set of characters—76 cervicals, lateral longitudinal ridge on posterior-most cervicals, relatively wide clavicular arch, tapered ventral projection at the median symphysis of coracoids, pointed anterolateral projection of pubis, fused… CONTINUE READING
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