Name: Hexatarsostinus ‭(‬six tarsal boned‭)‬.
Phonetic: Hex-ah-tar-so-tie-nus.
Named By: Thomas Hawkins‭ ‬-‭ ‬1840.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: England.
Time period: Early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Although often mentioned in lists of plesiosaurs,‭ ‬Hexatarsostinus still remains a very obscure genus.‭ ‬The genus was named upon the basis of the extra bones in the limbs which had evolved into paddles for swimming.‭ ‬Hexatarsostinus has been treated by some as a nomem dubium.‭ ‬Like with its plesiosaur relatives,‭ ‬Hexatarsostinus can be expected to have been a piscivorous‭ (‬fish eating‭) ‬predator that in the case of the genus,‭ ‬was endemic to Western Europe.


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