a new elasmosaurid plesiosaur from the Lower Jurassic of southern France

@article{Bardet1999aNE,
  title={a new elasmosaurid plesiosaur from the Lower Jurassic of southern France},
  author={Nathalie Bardet and Pascal Godefroit and Jacques Sciau},
  journal={Palaeontology},
  year={1999},
  volume={42}
}
Plesiosaurus tournemirensis Sciau, Crochet and Mattei, based on a nearly complete skeleton with skull from the Upper Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) of Tournemire (Aveyron Department, southern France), is here redescribed and reinterpreted. Comparisons with other plesiosaurs indicate that it belongs to a new genus, Occitanosaurus. O. tournemirensis is characterized mainly by its spatulate premaxillae with short facial process, very high postorbital broadly contacting posterior ramus of the maxilla… 

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