Name: Vectocleidus ‭(‬Vectis collarbone‭)‬.
Phonetic: Vek-toe-cly-dus.
Named By: R.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benson,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Ketchum,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Naish and L.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Turner‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Sauropsida,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria,‭ ‬Leptocleididae.
Species: V.‭ ‬pastorum‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: England,‭ ‬Isle of Wight‭ ‬-‭ ‬Vectis Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Vectocleidus is a genus of leptocleidid plesiosaur,‭ ‬a group that sees multiple similarities to the pliosaurs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new leptocleidid‭ (‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria‭) ‬from the Vectis Formation‭ (‬Early Barremian–early Aptian‭; ‬Early Cretaceous‭) ‬of the Isle of Wight and the evolution of Leptocleididae,‭ ‬a controversial clade‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Systematic Palaeontology‭ ‬11‭(‬2‭)‬:233-250‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benson,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Ketchum,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Naish‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Turner‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.


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