Name: Gengasaurus ‭(‬Genga lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Gen-gah-sore-us.
Named By: I.‭ ‬Paparella,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Maxwell,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Cipriani,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Roncace‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Caldwell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Ichthyosauria,‭ ‬Ophthalmosauridae,‭ ‬Ophthalmosaurinae.
Species: G.‭ ‬nicosiai‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Italy.
Time period: Late Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Gengasaurus is a genus of ichthyosaur that lived in European waters during the late Jurassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The first ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaur from the Upper Jurassic of the Umbrian-Marchean Apennines‭ (‬Marche,‭ ‬Central Italy‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Geological Magazine‭ ‬154‭(‬4‭)‬:837-858.‭ ‬-‭ ‬I.‭ ‬Paparella,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Maxwell,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Cipriani,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Roncace‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Caldwell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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