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Actiosaurus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Species  A. gaudryi
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Choristodera
Class  Sauropsida
Scientific name  Actiosaurus gaudryi
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Ankistrodon, Agrosaurus, Neuquenraptor, Arstanosaurus, Barsboldia

Actiosaurus (meaning "coast lizard") is an extinct genus of reptile first described by Henri Sauvage in 1883. The type species is A. gaudryi (commonly misspelled A. gaudrii after Boulenger). Little is known of it, and it is considered a nomen dubium. Actiosaurus was originally described as a dinosaur in 1883 and was reinterpreted as an ichthyosaur in 1908. Actiosaurus may instead represent the remains of a choristodere. Fischer et al. (in press) considered A. gaudryi to be a species inquirenda, and noted the similarity of its bones to the limb bones of choristoderes.

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