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meaning: "Avalon swimmer"
Named By: Roger B. J. Benson, Mark Evans and Patrick S. Druckenmiller in 2012
Time Period: Early Jurassic, 199.6-198 Ma
Location: England, Somerset - Blue Lias Formation
Size: Roughly About 2 meters long for the holotype
Diet: Piscivore
Fossil(s): (NHMUK 14550) Post cranial skeleton missing parts of the limbs and the end of the tail. Partial posterior (rear) of the skull also known. A second specimen is also known but uncatalogued at the time of writing
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Plesiosauria | Rhomaleosauridae |

Avalonnectes is an extinct genus of small-bodied rhomaleosaurid known from the Early Jurassic period (most likely earliest Hettangian stage) of the United Kingdom. It contains a single species, A. arturi.

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