Wunyelfia

Name: Wunyelfia ‭(‬after the Mapudungun name for the planet Venus‭)‬.
Phonetic: Gu-ni-el-fi-ah
Named By: Rodrigo A.‭ ‬Otero‭ & ‬Sergio Soto-Acuņa‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria,‭ ‬Elasmosauridae,‭ ‬Aristonectinae.
Species: W.‭ ‬maulensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Chile‭ ‬-‭ ‬Quiriquina Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Wunyelfia is a genus of elasmosaurid plesiosaur that lived in waters around South America during the late Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Wunyelfia maulensis gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a new basal aristonectine‭ (‬Plesiosauria,‭ ‬Elasmosauridae‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of central Chile.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cretaceous Research.‭ ‬118:‭ ‬Article‭ ‬104651.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rodrigo A.‭ ‬Otero‭ & ‬Sergio Soto-Acuņa‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.



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