Name: Catutosaurus.
Phonetic: Cah-tut-o-sor-us.
Named By: Marta S.‭ ‬Fernández,‭ ‬Lisandro Campos,‭ ‬Erin E.‭ ‬Maxwell‭ & ‬Alberto C.‭ ‬Garrido‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Ichthyosauria,‭ ‬Ophthalmosauridae.
Species: C.‭ ‬gaspariniae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore/carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Vaca Muerta Formation.‭
Time period: Tithonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Catutosaurus is a genus of ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaur that lived in waters around South America during the late Jurassic.‭ ‬Ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaurs like Catutosaurus were among the most successful marine reptiles of that time with fossils of them being found all over the world.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬Catutosaurus gaspariniae‭ ‬,‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.‭ (‬Ichthyosauria,‭ ‬Thunnosauria‭) ‬of the Upper Jurassic of Patagonia and the evolution of the ophthalmosaurids.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.‭ ‬41‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬e1922427.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Marta S.‭ ‬Fernández,‭ ‬Lisandro Campos,‭ ‬Erin E.‭ ‬Maxwell‭ & ‬Alberto C.‭ ‬Garrido‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.


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