Named By: E. M. Knutsen, P. S. Druckenmiller & J. H. Hurum - 2012.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria, Cryptoclididae.
Species: D. engeri (type).
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.
- 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.