† Aristonectes


Additional Functions


Belong­ing to

Gaeabionta  ⇒ Domäne: Eukaryota  ⇒ Reich: Animalia  ⇒ Mittelreich: Eumetazoa  ⇒ Klade: Triploblastica  ⇒ Klade: Nephrozoa  ⇒ Abzweig: Deuterostomia  ⇒ Stamm: Chordata  ⇒ Unterstamm: Vertebrata  ⇒ Infrastamm: Gnathostomata  ⇒ Superklasse: Tetrapoda  ⇒ Serie: Amniota  ⇒ Klade: Sauropsida  ⇒ Infraklasse: Eureptilia  ⇒ ohne Rang: Romeriida  ⇒ Unterklasse: Diapsida  ⇒ Ordnung: Sauropterygia  ⇒ Klade: Pistosauria  ⇒ Klade: Plesiosauria  ⇒ ohne Rang: Neoplesiosauria  ⇒ Überfamilie: Plesiosauroidea  ⇒ Klade: Cryptoclidia  ⇒ Familie: Cryptoclididae

Taxo­nomic seg­ment


This mentioned taxonomy is an attempt to make an conclusive assignment from the different classifications of various scientists. Because the taxonomy may change due to the latest investigative methods and other findings, our map is a guide only.

Name from

Corre­spond­ing author (Name, Year)

Cabrera, 1941

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Lebenszeitraum in Million Jahren (Ma)

Start age: 66 Ma - End age: 66 Ma
Upper/Late Cretaceous
(Obere Kreide)

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Motility: actively mobile
Habit: depth=surface, aquatic
Environment: marine
Compositon of the remains:


Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Next lower taxonomy level

On the same taxonomic level (siblings) (Count: 13)

Taxonomic assignment (2)

References by PBDB, License: CC BY

  • R. A. Otero, 2014 - Aristonectes quiriquinensis sp. nov., a new highly derived elasmosaurid from the upper Maastrichtian of central Chile - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (34), 100-125 (journal article, English)
  • Z. Gasparini, 2003 - The elasmosaurid plesiosaur Aristonectes Cabrera from the latest Cretaceous of South America and Antarctica - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (23), 104-115 (journal article, English)
  • S. Chatterjee, 1994 - Alwalkeria (Theropoda) and Morturneria (Plesiosauria), new names for preoccupied Walkeria Chatterjee, 1987 and Turneria Chatterjee and Small, 1989 - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (14), 142- (journal article, English)
  • S. Chatterjee, 1989 - New plesiosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of Antarctica - Origin and Evolution of the Antarctic Biota, Geological Society Special Publication (47), 197-215 (serial monograph, English)
  • A. Cabrera, 1941 - Un plesiosaurio nuevo del Cretáceo del Chubut - Revista del Museo de La Plata (2), 113-130 (journal article, English)


GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) FsHzKnoTlkK4G2dhBqD7Mg
GUID (Global unique identifier) 2AF3C116-137A-4296-B81B-676106A0FB32
Database ID 257187