Selmasaurus russelli Wright and Shannon 1988 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: K. R. Wright and S. W. Shannon. 1988. Selmasaurus russelli, a new plioplatecarpine mosasaur (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from Alabama. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 8(1):102-107

Belongs to Selmasaurus according to M. J. Polcyn and M. J. Everhart 2008

See also Wright and Shannon 1988

Sister taxon: Selmasaurus johnsoni

Type specimen: GSATC 221, a skull. Its type locality is Selmasaurus russelli type locality, which is in a Santonian/Campanian marine horizon in the Mooreville Chalk Formation of Alabama.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Selmasaurus russelli type locality

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