Plesiopharos

Name: Plesiopharos ‭(‬near lighthouse‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ple-se-o-had-ross.
Named By: Eduardo Puértolas-Pascual,‭ ‬Miguel Marx,‭ ‬Octávio Mateus,‭ ‬André Saleiro,‭ ‬Alexandra E.‭ ‬Fernandes,‭ ‬João Marinheiro,‭ ‬Carla Tomás‭ & ‬Simão Mateus‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria.
Species: P.‭ ‬moelensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossils.
Known locations: Portugal‭ ‬-‭ ‬Coimbra Formation.
Time period: Sinemurian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Plesiopharos is a genus of plesiosaur that lived in European waters during the Early Jurassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new plesiosaur from the Lower Jurassic of Portugal and the early radiation of Plesiosauroidea.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.‭ ‬66‭ ‬-‭ ‬Eduardo Puértolas-Pascual,‭ ‬Miguel Marx,‭ ‬Octávio Mateus,‭ ‬André Saleiro,‭ ‬Alexandra E.‭ ‬Fernandes,‭ ‬João Marinheiro,‭ ‬Carla Tomás‭ & ‬Simão Mateus‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.



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