Named By: R. Ara˙jo, M. J. Polcyn, A. S. Schulp, O. Mateus, L. L. Jacobs, A. O. OlÝmpio Gonšalves & M.-L. Morais - 2015.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria, Elasmosauridae.
Species: C. mukulu (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Angola - Mocuio Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of two individuals, mostly of the pelvic girdle, limbs and some vertebrae.
is a genus of elasmosaurid plesiosaur
that lived during the latest
stage of the Cretaceous. The fenestra (opening) between the
coracoid bones is heart-shaped, and is the inspiration for the name
which means ‘heart coracoid’.
- A new elasmosaurid from the early Maastrichtian of Angola and the implications of girdle morphology on swimming style in plesiosaurs. - Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw 94(1):109-120. - R. Ara˙jo, M. J. Polcyn, A. S. Schulp, O. Mateus, L. L. Jacobs, A. O. OlÝmpio Gonšalves & M.-L. Morais - 2015.