Tylosaurus proriger Cope 1869 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combinations: Liodon proriger, Macrosaurus proriger

Synonyms: Liodon micromus Marsh 1872, Rhinosaurus micromus Marsh 1872, Tylosaurus micromus Marsh 1872

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1869. [On some specimens of extinct reptiles of interest]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 21:123

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

See also Cope 1869, Cope 1870, Cope 1874, Cope 1875, Hay 1902, Leidy 1873, Lindgren and Siverson 2002, Osborn 1899, Osborn 1899, Russell 1967 and Thurmond 1969

Sister taxa: Elliptonodon, Elliptonodon compressus, Tylosaurus bernardi, Tylosaurus dyspelor, Tylosaurus gaudryi, Tylosaurus ivoensis, Tylosaurus kansasensis, Tylosaurus laticaudus, Tylosaurus nepaeolicus, Tylosaurus pembinensis, Tylosaurus perlatus, Tylosaurus saskatchewanensis, Tylosaurus zangerli, Hainosaurus neumilleri

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (6: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Texas collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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