Teleidosaurus

Teleidosaurus

Teleidosaurus was the most plesiomorphic genus of marine crocodylian within the family Metriorhynchidae, and is known from the Bajocian and Bathonian of the Middle Jurassic. The name Teleidosaurus means "Complete lizard", and is derived from the Greek Teleidos- ("complete") and σαῦρος -sauros ("lizard").

Species

The species within Teleidosaurus include: the type species T. calvadosii, T. bathonicus and T. gaudryi from the Middle Jurassic of France. The type species was named Teleosaurus Calvadosii [Sic] by Jacques Amand Eudes-Deslongchamps in 1866; however, it was his son, Eugène Eudes-Deslongchamps who erected the generic name Teleidosaurus later in 1869 for Teleosaurus calvadosii. Recent phylogenetic analyses however, do not support the monophyly of Teleidosaurus.

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