Name: Hudsonelpidia.
Phonetic: Hud-son-el-pid-e-ah.
Named By: Chris McGowan‭ ‬-‭ ‬1995.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Ichthyosauria,‭ ‬Parvipelvia,‭ ‬Hudsonelpidiidae.
Species: H.‭ ‬brevirostris‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Canada‭ ‬-‭ ‬British Columbia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Pardonet Formation.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and almost complete skeleton.

       Hudsonelpidia is a little known ichthyosaur from the Late Triassic.‭ ‬Like with its relatives,‭ ‬Hudsonelpidia was probably a hunter of fish and other small marine organisms.

Further reading
- A remarkable small ichthyosaur from the Upper Triassic of British Columbia, representing a new genus and species. - Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 32 (3): 292–303. - Chris McGowan - 1995.


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