Name: Rhaeticosaurus ‭(‬Rhaetian lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ray-te-ko-sor-us.
Named By: Tanja Wintrich,‭ ‬Shoji Hayashi,‭ ‬Alexandra Houssaye,‭ ‬Yasuhisa Nakajima‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Martin Sander‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chodata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauroptyergia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria.
Species: R.‭ ‬mertensi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore‭?‬/Carnivore‭?
Size: Holotype roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬237‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Germany‭ ‬-‭ ‬Exter Formation.
Time period: Rhaetian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and partial post cranial skeleton.

       Rhaeticosaurus is a genus of plesiosaur that lived in the seas of what is now Europe during the late Triassic.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬A Triassic plesiosaurian skeleton and bone histology inform on evolution of a unique body plan.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Science Advances.‭ ‬3‭ (‬12‭)‬:‭ ‬e1701144.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tanja Wintrich,‭ ‬Shoji Hayashi,‭ ‬Alexandra Houssaye,‭ ‬Yasuhisa Nakajima‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Martin Sander‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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