†tribe Plotosaurini Russell 1967 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: D. A. Russell. 1967. Systematics and morphology of American mosasaurs (Reptilia, Sauria). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 23:1-252

Parent taxon: Mosasaurinae according to O. Mateus et al. 2012

See also Russell 1967

Sister taxa: Clidastes, Clidastes liodontus, Clidastes moorevillensis, Dallasaurus, Globidensini, Leiodontini, Mosasaurini, Plesiotylosaurus

Subtaxa: Mosasaurus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of Angola (2), Belgium (4), Bulgaria (1), Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Denmark (3), France (1), Italy (3), Japan (3), Jordan (1), Morocco (2), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (2), Niger (1), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (2), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Sweden (1), Syria (7), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (37: Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas), Zaire (1)

Total: 86 collections including 101 occurrences

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