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New plesiosaurid material from the Maastrichtian type area, the Netherlands

  • Feiko Miedema (a1), Anne S. Schulp (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), John W.M. Jagt (a4) and Eric W.A. Mulder (a4) (a5)

Abstract

Here we report on a newly collected, well-preserved vertebral centrum of a plesiosaur from the type area of the Maastrichtian Stage in southern Limburg. The specimen is interpreted as a caudal vertebra that originated from an osteologically immature or juvenile individual, as evidenced by the position of the pedicular facets, the presence of a notochord pit and the absence of fused neural arches. It adds to the meagre record of sauropterygians in the area.

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*Author for correspondence: Feiko Miedema, Email: feiko.miedema@gmail.com

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New plesiosaurid material from the Maastrichtian type area, the Netherlands

  • Feiko Miedema (a1), Anne S. Schulp (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), John W.M. Jagt (a4) and Eric W.A. Mulder (a4) (a5)

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