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Abyssosaurus, new plesiosaur from Cretaceous of Russia
From: Ben Creisler
A new paper not yet mentioned on the DML:
A. Yu. Berezin (2011)
A new plesiosaur of the family Aristonectidae from the Early Cretaceous of the
center of the Russian platform.
Paleontological Journal 45(6): 648-660
A new plesiosaur, Abyssosaurus nataliae gen. et sp. nov. from the Upper
Hauterivian Substage (Lower Cretaceous) of Chuvashia, is described based on a
postcranial skeleton. The new taxon is assigned to the family Aristonectidae
where it presumably occupies an intermediate position between Late Jurassic
Tatenectes and Kimmerosaurus and Late Cretaceous Aristonectes and Kaiwhekea.
This is the first reliable record of this family in Russia.