Attenborosaurus

Attenborosaurus is an extinct genus of pliosaurid from the Early Jurassic of Dorset, England. The type species is A. conybeari. The genus is named after David Attenborough, the species after William Conybeare.[1]

Attenborosaurus
Temporal range: Early Jurassic, 196.5–189.6 Ma
Cast of the holotype fossil, Natural History Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Sauropterygia
Order: Plesiosauria
Family: Pliosauridae
Genus: Attenborosaurus
Bakker, 1993
Species:
A. conybeari
Binomial name
Attenborosaurus conybeari
(Sollas, 1881)

Classification

The following cladogram follows an analysis by Benson & Druckenmiller (2014).[2]

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