SOUTH AFRICA

EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

OVERLOOKING REDHOUSE FARM

SWARTKOPS RIVER VALLEY

PICNIC BUSH SITE

SUNDAYS RIVER FORMATION

UITENHAGE BEDS

UPPER VALANGINIAN OR LOWER HAUTERIVIAN STAGE

NEOCOMIAN SUBEPOCH

LOWER EARLY CRETACEOUS EPOCH

EARLY CRETACEOUS

STEM: TETRAPODA GOODRICH, 1930

SUPERCLASS: AMNIOTA HAECKEL, 1866

CLASS: REPTILIA LAURENTI, 1768

SUBCLASS: DIAPSIDA OSBORN, 1903

NEODIAPSIDA: BENTON, 1985

LEPIDOSAUROMORPHA: BENTON 1985

INFRACLASS: EURYAPSIDA COLBERT, 1945

SUPERORDER: SAUROPTERYGIA OWEN 1860

GRANDORDER: EOSAUROPTERYGIA emend RIEPPEL, 1994

ORDER: PLESIOSAURIA OWEN, 1840 NON BLAINVILLE, 1835

SUBORDER: PLESIOSAURIA OWEN, 1840 NON BLAINVILLE, 1835

INFRAORDER: PLIOSAUROMORPHA NOVA

Superfamily: PLIOSAUROIDEA Seeley, 1874

Family: LEPTOCLEIDIDAE White, 1940

*Leptocleidus capensis
= Plesiosaurus capensis
= Peyereus capensis

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