Name: Hispaniasaurus.
Phonetic: His-pan-e-ah-sor-us.
Named By: A.‭ ‬Marquez-Aliaga,‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Klein,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Reolid,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Plasencia,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Villena‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Martinez-Perez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Nothosauroidea.
Species: H.‭ ‬cranioelongatus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain/Piscivore‭?
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Spain‭ ‬-‭ ‬Caņete Formation.
Time period: Ladinian of the Triassic.‭
Fossil representation: Partial cranium

       Hispaniasaurus is a genus of possible nothosaur that lived in Spain during the mid Triassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬An enigmatic marine reptile,‭ ‬Hispaniasaurus cranioelongatus‭ (‬gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.‭) ‬with nothosauroid affinities from the Ladinian of the Iberian Range‭ (‬Spain‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Historical Biology‭ ‬1-11.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Marquez-Aliaga,‭ ‬N.‭ ‬Klein,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Reolid,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Plasencia,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Villena‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Martinez-Perez‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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