NEW INFORMATION ON HAUFFIOSAURUS (REPTILIA, PLESIOSAURIA) BASED ON A NEW SPECIES FROM THE ALUM SHALE MEMBER (LOWER TOARCIAN: LOWER JURASSIC) OF YORKSHIRE, UK

@inproceedings{Benson2011NEWIO,
  title={NEW INFORMATION ON HAUFFIOSAURUS (REPTILIA, PLESIOSAURIA) BASED ON A NEW SPECIES FROM THE ALUM SHALE MEMBER (LOWER TOARCIAN: LOWER JURASSIC) OF YORKSHIRE, UK},
  author={Roger B J Benson and Hilary F. Ketchum and Leslie F. No{\`e} and Marcela G{\'o}mez-P{\'e}rez},
  year={2011}
}
An almost complete, three-dimensionally preserved plesiosaurian from the Hildoceras bifrons Zone of the Alum Shale Member (Whitby Limestone Formation; Lower Toarcian) of Yorkshire, UK, is described in detail. This represents a new species of Hauffiosaurus, H. tomistomimus, distinguished from H. zanoni (Harpoceras serpentinum Zone, Lower Toarcian, Germany) by the proportionally shorter neck and strongly concave preaxial margin of the tibia. It differs from H. longirostris (previously ‘Macroplata… CONTINUE READING

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