Named By: Marta Fernandez - 1977.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Ichthyosauria, Ophthalmosauridae, Platypterygiinae.
Species: C. bonapartei (type).
Known locations: Argentina.
Time period: Tithonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Described in 1997, Caypullisaurus is classed as a member of the Platypterygiinae ichthyosaurs, with related genera including Aegirosaurus, Athabascasaurus, Platypterygius and Sveltonectes amongst others.