Named By: Chris McGowan - 1995.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Ichthyosauria, Parvipelvia, Hudsonelpidiidae.
Species: H. brevirostris (type).
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.
- 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.