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Simolestes
Simolestes title
Simolestes jaw

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Reptilia

Superorder:

†Sauropterygia

Order:

†Plesiosauridae

Suborder:

†Pliosauroidae

Family:

†Pliosauridae

Genus:

†Simolestes

Species:

†S. vorax (type)

†S. indicus

†S. keilen

Simolestes was a typical genus of Pliosaur known from the Oxford Clay and Peterborough, England. Specimens are also known from the Callovian and Bajocian of France, and the Tithonian of India. This pliosaur, known type specimen that is almost complete, but crushed, skeleton in the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH R. 3319), was similar to both Pliosaurus and Liopleurodon . Simolestes had jaws with blunt ends, and the lower jaw was equipped with half a dozen extra-large teeth. These would have been used for stabbing upward into prey.

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Simolestes vorax

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