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Ophthalmosaurus cantabrigiensis Lydekker, 1888

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum


  • Title: Ophthalmosaurus cantabrigiensis Lydekker, 1888
  • Type status: Holotype
  • State province: England
  • Specific epithet: cantabrigiensis
  • Scientific name authorship: Lydekker, 1888
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Order: Ichthyosauria
  • Member: Cambridge Greensand Member
  • Latest period or highest system: Cretaceous
  • Latest era or highest erathem: Mesozoic
  • Latest epoch or Highest series: Late Cretaceous
  • Latest eon or highest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Latest age or Highest age: Cenomanian
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Higher geography: Europe; United Kingdom; England; Cambridgeshire; Cambridge
  • Higher classification: Animalia; Chordata; Reptilia; Ichthyopterygia; Ichthyosauria; Merriamosauriformes; Euichthyosauria;
  • Group: Selborne Group
  • Genus: Ophthalmosaurus
  • Formation: Upper Greensand Formation
  • Family: Ophthalmosauridae
  • Earliest period or lowest system: Cretaceous
  • Earliest era or lowest erathem: Mesozoic
  • Earliest epoch or lowest series: Early Cretaceous
  • Earliest eon or Lowest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Earliest age or Lowestst age: Albian
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Continent: Europe
  • Class: Reptilia


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