The forgotten remains of a leptocleidid plesiosaur (Sauropterygia: Plesiosauroidea) from the Early Cretaceous of Gronau (Münsterland, Westphalia, Germany)

@article{Hampe2013TheFR,
  title={The forgotten remains of a leptocleidid plesiosaur (Sauropterygia: Plesiosauroidea) from the Early Cretaceous of Gronau (M{\"u}nsterland, Westphalia, Germany)},
  author={Oliver Hampe},
  journal={Pal{\"a}ontologische Zeitschrift},
  year={2013},
  volume={87},
  pages={473-491}
}
  • O. Hampe
  • Published 29 March 2013
  • Geology
  • Paläontologische Zeitschrift
Gronausaurus wegneri n. gen. n. sp. represents a newly discovered leptocleidid sauropterygian based on one individual from the Early Cretaceous (Berriasian) of Gronau in Westphalia, Germany. The holotype and only known specimen consists of a skeleton, which lacks most of the dermal skull bones, a large number of cervical vertebrae and distal limb elements. Gronausaurus wegneri is unique in having distinct cavities, the subdiapophyseal fossae, below the transverse processes of the pectoral and… 
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