Djupedalia

Name: Djupedalia.
Phonetic: D-yupe-dah-le-ah.
Named By: E.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Knutsen,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Druckenmiller‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Hurum‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria,‭ ‬Cryptoclididae.
Species: D.‭ ‬engeri‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Roughly estimated about‭ ‬6‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Svalbard,‭ ‬Spitsbergen‭ ‬-‭ ‬Agardhfjellet Formation,‭ ‬Slottsm°ya Member.
Time period: Tithonian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of a juvenile.

       Known from the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard,‭ ‬Djupedalia seems to have been a medium sized cryptoclided plesiosaur of the late Jurassic.‭ ‬The partial fossil remains of Djupedalia indicate that that the holotype was a juvenile at the time of death and that it was very similar to genera such as Muraenosaurus and Kimmerosaurus.‭ ‬Djupedalia is named after ěystein Djupedal,‭ ‬who helped to fund the fossil dig.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new plesiosauroid‭ (‬Reptilia:‭ ‬Sauropterygia‭) ‬from the Agardhfjellet Formation‭ (‬Middle Volgian‭) ‬of central Spitsbergen,‭ ‬Norway.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Norwegian Journal of Geology‭ ‬92:213-234.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Knutsen,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Druckenmiller‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Hurum‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.




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