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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Haeckel 1847) / Fish
Subphylum: Vertebrata (Lamarck 1801)
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata (Gegenbaur 1874)
Superclass: Tetrapoda (Goodrich 1930)
Class: Reptilia (Laurenti 1768) / Reptile
Order: Sauropterygia (Owen 1861) / Plesiosaur
Family: Pliosauridae (Seeley 1874)
Genus: Pliosaurus (Owen 1841) / Pliosaurus indet
Species: Pliosaurus brachyspondylus (Owen 1840)


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Cervical vertebra

Collection date

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Dec 1980

Collection place

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United Kingdom > England > Dorset
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