Edgarosaurus

Edgarosaurus is a genus of polycotylid plesiosaur from the Thermopolis Shale, containing one species, E. muddi.[1] The type specimen was found in Early Cretaceous (late Albian) rocks in the state of Montana in the United States.[1] At the time, this location was covered by part of the Western Interior Seaway. Edgarosaurus was one of the first polycotylids that evolved to become native to the Western Interior Seaway.

Edgarosaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, Albian
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Type specimen of Edgarosaurus muddi on display in the Museum of the Rockies
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Edgarosaurus

Druckenmiller, 2002
Species:
E. muddi
Binomial name
Edgarosaurus muddi
Druckenmiller, 2002
Restoration

The holotype (which is currently the only known specimen) consists of the skull, neck, parts of the spine and the left front flipper.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Druckenmiller, PS, 2002. "Osteology of a new plesiosaur from the lower Cretaceous (Albian) Thermopolis Shale of Montana". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22: 29-42. (Abstract)