Microcleidus
Microcleidus
Temporal range: Early Jurassic
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Plesiosauria
Suborder: Plesiosauroidea
Genus: Microcleidus

Microcleidus is an extinct genus of sauropterygian reptile belonging to the plesiosaur suborder. It was about the size of a whale. Species include: Microcleidus homalospondylus (Owen 1865) and Microcleidus macropterus (Seeley 1865). The species has 40 neck vertebrae and a short tail of 28 vertebrae.

Restoration

External links

  • [1] Plesiosaur.com 13 Oct 2006
  • [2] Palæos.com 13 Oct 2006.