Name: Borealonectes ‭(‬Boreal swimmer‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bor-e-al-nek-teez.
Named By: Tamaki Sato‭ & ‬Xiao-Chun Wu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria,‭ ‬Pliosauroidea,‭ ‬Rhomaleosauridae.
Species: B.‭ ‬russelli‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Canada,‭ ‬Melville Island‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hiccles Cove Formation.
Time period: Callovian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull,‭ ‬cervical‭ (‬neck‭) ‬vertebrae and right forelimb.

       Borealonectes is a genus of rhomaleosaurid pliosaur‭ ‬,‭ ‬a type of pliosaur that had a smaller head and longer neck than other larger pliosaurs such as Kronosaurus and Simolestes.‭ ‬The holotype fossils of‭ ‬Borealonectes were actually found within the Canadian Arctic,‭ ‬hence the name of the genus.‭ ‬Rhomaelosaurid pliosaurs like Borealonectes could be taken as in‭ ‬between the plesiosaurs and pliosaurs‭ (‬though they are usually classed with pliosaurs‭)‬,‭ ‬and may have had a greater tendency to tackle smaller prey than their larger pliosaurian relatives that were hyper carnivores of other large marine reptiles.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new Jurassic pliosaur from Melville Island,‭ ‬Canadian Arctic Archipelago.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Canadian Journal of Earth Science‭ ‬45‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬303‭–‬320.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tamaki Sato‭ & ‬Xiao-Chun Wu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2008.


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