Manemergus

Manemergus is a genus of polycotylid plesiosaur from the Late Cretaceous (Turonian) of Morocco. Manemergus was described in 2005 and contains only one species, M. anguirostris. The type specimen was discovered close to the town of Goulmima (Tizi-n-Imnayen) in Morocco's High Atlas mountains, in the same locality as another polycotylid, Thililua, was discovered.

Manemergus
Temporal range: Turonian
Manemergus anguirostris 5445.jpg
Skeleton
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Plesiosauria
Family: Polycotylidae
Genus: Manemergus
Buchy et al., 2005
Type species
Manemergus anguirostris
Buchy et al., 2005
Skull

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ReferencesEdit

  • Buchy, MC, Metayer, F, Frey, E, 2005. Osteology of Manemergus anguirostris n. gen. et sp., a new plesiosaur (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Morocco. Palaeontographica Abteilung A-Palaozoologie-Stratigraphie 272 (5-6): 97-120. (Abstract)