Name: Wangosaurus.
Phonetic: Wang-o-sor-us.
Named By: Le-Tian Ma,‭ ‬Da-Yong Jiang,‭ ‬Olivier Rieppel,‭ ‬Ryosuke Motani‭ & ‬Andrea Tintori‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Pistosauroidea.
Species: W.‭ ‬brevirostris‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.
Size: Preserved skeleton length about‭ ‬2.25-2.3‭ ‬meters long,‭ ‬but this is missing the end of the tail.‭ ‬Holotype individual probably up to about‭ ‬2.5‭ ‬meters long when complete.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Guizhou Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Falang Formation.‭
Time period: Ladinian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Most of the skeleton.

       Wangosaurus is a genus of pistosaurs that lived in the waters around what is now China during the Triassic.‭ ‬Pistosaurs like Wangosaurus were the precursors to the plesiosaurs that would rise to prominence by the end of the Triassic,‭ ‬and go on to live in the worlds‭ ‬‘oceans throughout the Mesozoic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new pistosauroid‭ (‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia‭) ‬from the late Ladinian Xingyi marine reptile level,‭ ‬southwestern China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬35‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬e881832.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Le-Tian Ma,‭ ‬Da-Yong Jiang,‭ ‬Olivier Rieppel,‭ ‬Ryosuke Motani‭ & ‬Andrea Tintori‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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