Mosasaurus gracilis Owen 1850 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: R. Owen. 1850. Descriptions of the fossils of the Chalk Formation. Description of the fossil reptiles of the Chalk Formation. The Geology and Fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous Formations of Sussex 378-404

Belongs to Mosasaurus according to R. Owen 1851

See also Dixon 1850 and Owen 1850

Sister taxa: Mosasaurus beaugei, Mosasaurus caroliniensis, Mosasaurus conodon, Mosasaurus couperi, Mosasaurus dekayi, Mosasaurus grosjeani, Mosasaurus hobetsuensis, Mosasaurus hoffmanni, Mosasaurus iembeensis, Mosasaurus impar, Mosasaurus lemonnieri, Mosasaurus lonzeensis, Mosasaurus mangahouangae, Mosasaurus maximilliani, Mosasaurus minor, Mosasaurus missouriensis, Mosasaurus mokoroa, Macrosaurus validus, Nectoportheus validus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Offham chalk pit, which is in a Cenomanian/Maastrichtian marine chalk in the United Kingdom

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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