New plesiosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of Antarctica

  title={New plesiosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of Antarctica},
  author={S. Chatterjee and B. Small},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={197 - 215}
  • S. Chatterjee, B. Small
  • Published 1989
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • Abstract New plesiosaur remains from the Upper Cretaceous Lopez de Bertodano Formation (late Campanian-Maastrichtian) of Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula include Cryptoclididae and Elasmosauridae. The occurrence of Cryptoclididae is reported from the Antarctic region for the first time. The taxon represents a new genus and species, based on a skull and associated cervical vertebrae. The long, slender and delicate teeth may have formed a ‘trapping’ device that enabled cryptoclidids to feed on… CONTINUE READING
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