(named after Baltazar Mathias Keilhau).
Named By: L. L. Delsett, A. J. Roberts, P. S. Druckenmiller & J. J. Hurum - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Ichthyosauria, Ophthalmosauridae.
Species: K. nui (type).
Size: Roughly estimated to be about 3.8 to 4.3 meters long.
Known locations: Norway, Svalbard - Agardhfjellet Formation.
Time period: Berriasian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton, elements of the skull.
is a genus of opthalmosaurid ichthyosaur
that lived during the early
Cretaceous. Though only known from partial remains, Keilhauia
shares many similarities to the genera Cryopterygius
- A new ophthalmosaurid (Ichthyosauria) from Svalbard, Norway, and evolution of the ichthyopterygian pelvic girdle. - PLoS ONE 12(1):e0169971. - L. L. Delsett, A. J. Roberts, P. S. Druckenmiller & J. J. Hurum - 2017.