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Plesiosaurus houzeaui DOLLO, 1909 from the Upper Campanian of Ciply (Belgium) and a review of the Upper Cretaceous plesiosaurs from Europe
Bardet, N.; Godefroit, P. (1995). Plesiosaurus houzeaui DOLLO, 1909 from the Upper Campanian of Ciply (Belgium) and a review of the Upper Cretaceous plesiosaurs from Europe. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 65: 179-186
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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Keywords
    Campanian; Plesiosauria [WoRMS]; Plesiosaurus houzeaui; Marine
Author keywords
    Plesiosaurus houzeaui, Plesiosauria, Upper Cretaceous, Europe, revision

Authors  Top 
  • Bardet, N.
  • Godefroit, P., more

Abstract
    The holotype of Plesiosaurus houzeaui DOLLO, 1909 consists of plesiosaurian bones, discovered in the Spiennes Chalk (Upper Campanian) of the Ciply area (Mons Basin, Belgium). The description of the type material shows that Plesiosaurus houzeaui is an invalid species based on heterogeneous elasmosaurid and also probably non-elasmosaurid plesiosaurian material. A review of plesiosaurian material previously described from the Upper Cretaceous of Europe indicates that Elasmosauridae and Pliosauridae are represented. Polyptychodon is the only valid genus of plesiosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Europe.

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