Georgiasaurus

Georgiasaurus ("Georgy's lizard"; after V. A. Otschev's father, Georgy Otschev, a geodesist who died shortly before Otschev published the description in 1976) is an extinct genus of plesiosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Russia. Otschev (or Ochev) originally named the specimen Georgia, but that name was preoccupied (Baird & Girrard, 1853). Originally a complete skeleton, the specimen was damaged in preparation of the quarry stone.

Georgiasaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
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Georgiasaurus

Otschev, 1977
Species
  • G. penzensis
Synonyms
  • Georgia penzensis

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