Globidens alabamensis Gilmore 1912 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combination: Globidens alabamaensis

Full reference: C. W. Gilmore. 1912. A new mosasauroid reptile from the Cretaceous of Alabama. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 41(1870):479-484

Belongs to Globidens according to F. Fanti et al. 2014

See also Russell 1970, Thurmond 1969 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Globidens dakotensis, Globidens phosphaticus, Globidens schurmanni

Type specimen: USNM 6527, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Bogue Chitto prairies, which is in a Campanian marginal marine chalk in the Mooreville Chalk Formation of Alabama.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (4: Alabama, Delaware, South Dakota collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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