†subfamily Mosasaurinae Gervais 1853 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Parent taxon: Mosasauridae according to G. L. Bell et al. 2013

See also Antunes 1964, Bardet et al. 2005, Bell and Polcyn 2005, Hay 1902, Karl and Nyhuis 2012, Kuhn 1966, Lingham-Soliar 1995, Mateus et al. 2012, Nicholls and Meckert 2002, Russell 1970, Schulp et al. 2008, Thurmond 1969 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

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

Subtaxa: Clidastes Clidastes liodontus Clidastes moorevillensis Dallasaurus Globidensini Leiodontini Mosasaurini Plesiotylosaurus Plotosaurini

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Type: Mosasaurus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of New Zealand (2 collections), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Angola (4), Argentina (1), Belgium (6), Bulgaria (1), Canada (5: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Denmark (3), Egypt (1), France (7), Germany (6), Israel (1), Italy (4), Japan (5), Jordan (3), Mexico (2), Morocco (10), the Netherlands (4), New Zealand (4), Niger (1), Poland (4), the Russian Federation (4), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (1), Spain (5), Sweden (8), Syria (7), Turkey (1), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (3), United States (85: Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas), Zaire (2)

Total: 194 collections including 259 occurrences

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