Leptosaurus Fitzinger 1837 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Parent taxon: Mosasauridae according to S. B. McDowell and C. M. Bogert 1954

See also Cocude-Michel 1963 and Renesto and Viohl 1997

Sister taxa: Amphorosteus brumbyi, Clidastes iguanavus, Globidentinae, Goronyosaurus, Haasiasaurus, Halisaurinae, Halisauromorpha, Halisaurus, Kourisodon, Liodon anceps, Liodon congrops, Mosasaurinae, Mosasaurus crassidens, Mosasaurus mitchillii, Mosasaurus platyodon, Natantia, Platecarpinae, Polygonodon, Prognathosaurus, Russellosaurina, Yaguarasaurinae

Subtaxa: Leptosaurus neptunius Leptosaurus pulchellus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (2 collections), Germany (4)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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