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- n. Plural form of pachypleurosaur.
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We also had talks earlier on in the meeting about pachypleurosaurs and nothosauroids, both of which need coverage here on Tet Zoo at some stage.
Jointed elements in the Naden Harbour specimen’s ‘tail pseudo-fluke’ (their term) were interpreted by Bousfield and LeBlond as being homologous with the hindlimb elements of Mesozoic marine reptiles, and they pointed in particular to a close similarity with the hindlimb of a pachypleurosaur (pachypleurosaurs are Triassic members of Sauropterygia, the reptile clade that includes plesiosaurs).