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  • Supplementary Anatomical Descriptions
  • fig. S1. The holotype of Rhaeticosaurus mertensi gen. et sp. nov.
  • fig. S2. The holotype of Rhaeticosaurus mertensi gen. et sp. nov., anterior cervical vertebral column.
  • fig. S3. The holotype of Rhaeticosaurus mertensi gen. et sp. nov.
  • fig. S4. The holotype of Rhaeticosaurus mertensi gen. et sp. nov.
  • fig. S5. Reconstruction of the skeleton of Rhaeticosaurus mertensi gen. et sp. nov. based on the available measurements and proportions.
  • fig. S6. Selected skeletal proportions in Eosauropterygia.
  • fig. S7. Principal component analysis of trunk and limb measurements in Eosauropterygia.
  • fig. S8. Examples of CT scans of plesiosaurian long bones used in locating the nutrient canal before sectioning.
  • fig. S9. Evolution of long bone histology in Triassic Eosauropterygia.
  • fig. S10. Long bone histology of Jurassic and Cretaceous Plesiosauria.
  • fig. S11. Long bone histology of a mature Middle Jurassic plesiosaurian.
  • fig. S12. Long bone histology of the holotype of Rhaeticosaurus mertensi gen. et sp. nov. in longitudinal section.
  • table S1. Faunal list of bonebed above plesiosaurian discovery horizon.
  • table S2. Unambiguous but not unique synapomorphies diagnosing Rhaeticosaurus mertensi gen. et sp. nov. in addition to the two autapomorphies.
  • table S3. List of synapomorphies from phylogenetic analysis.
  • table S4. Measurements and proportions in the trunk and limbs of Eosauropterygia.
  • table S5. List of histological samples.
  • table S6. Local bone apposition rate to the end of the first year and relative body size at the end of the first year in selected sauropterygians.
  • table S7. Comparison of local bone apposition rates in the femur of selected amniotes compared to local bone apposition rates in the humeri and femora of plesiosaurians.
  • Legend for data file S1
  • References (63–75)

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Other Supplementary Material for this manuscript includes the following:

  • data file S1 (.txt format). Character matrix in NEXUS format for phylogenetic analysis described in Materials and Methods.

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