PRELIMINARY DESCRIPTION AND PHYLOGENETIC POSITION OF A NEW PLESIOSAUR (REPTILIA: SAUROPTERYGIA) FROM THE TOARCIAN OF HOLZMADEN, GERMANY

@inproceedings{OKeefe2004PRELIMINARYDA,
  title={PRELIMINARY DESCRIPTION AND PHYLOGENETIC POSITION OF A NEW PLESIOSAUR (REPTILIA: SAUROPTERYGIA) FROM THE TOARCIAN OF HOLZMADEN, GERMANY},
  author={F. Robin O’Keefe},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract This paper offers a preliminary description of a plesiosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Lower Toarcian Posidonienschiefer near the village of Holzmaden in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and discusses its phylogenetic relevance. This new taxon, Plesiopterys wildi new genus and species, is remarkable in its retention of several plesiomorphic features. A phylogenetic analysis places Plesiopterys as the sister group of the Plesiosauroidea, and as such the taxon is the most basal taxon… 
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