Tylosaurus kansasensis Everhart 2005 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: M. J. Everhart. 2005. Tylosaurus kansasensis, a new species of tylosaurine (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from the Niobrara Chalk of western Kansas, USA. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences — Geologie en Mijnbouw 84(3):231-240

Belongs to Tylosaurus according to Everhart 2005

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

Type specimen: FHSM VP-2295, a partial skeleton (A complete, articulated skull and seven cervical vertebrae). Its type locality is FHSM VP-2295 locality, Ellis County, which is in a Coniacian marine chalk in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Mexico (1 collection), United States (14: Kansas, Texas)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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