Mosasaurus mokoroa Welles and Gregg 1971 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Synonym: Leiodon haumuriensis Hector 1874

Full reference: S. P. Welles and D. R. Gregg. 1971. Late Cretaceous marine reptiles of New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum 9(1):1-111

Belongs to Mosasaurus according to S. P. Welles and D. R. Gregg 1971

See also Fordyce 1991 and Hector 1874

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

Type specimens:

  • Mosasaurus mokoroa: C.M. zfr 1, a partial skeleton (disarticulated skull and vertebrae).
  • Leiodon haumuriensis: Its type locality is Amuri Bluff, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian basinal (siliciclastic) sandstone in the Conway Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Mosasaurus mokoroa in the database

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