Named By: Jicheng Ren, Haishui Jiang, Kunpeng Xiang, Corwin Sullivan, Yongzhong He, Long Cheng & Fenglu Han - 2022.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Ichthyosauromorpha.
Species: B. robustus (type).
Size: Estimated to be at least 3 meters long.
Known locations: China, Guangxi - Luolou Formation.
Time period: Spathian (Olenekian ) of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.
is a genus of ichthyosauromorph reptile that lived in the early
Triassic. Though the holotype is incomplete, Baisesaurus
thought to have had a strong resemblance to the better known
Like Utatsusaurus, Baisesaurus
would have been a
fully marine reptile that hunted for fish and other aquatic creatures.
- A new basal ichthyosauromorph from the Lower Triassic (Olenekian) of Zhebao, Guangxi Autonomous Region, South China. - PeerJ. 10: e13209. - Jicheng Ren, Haishui Jiang, Kunpeng Xiang, Corwin Sullivan, Yongzhong He, Long Cheng & Fenglu Han - 2022.