Plioplatecarpus depressus Cope 1869 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combination: Mosasaurus depressus

Synonyms: Baptosaurus fraternus Marsh 1869, Halisaurus fraternus Marsh 1869, Mosasaurus copeanus Marsh 1869

Belongs to Plioplatecarpus according to D. A. Russell 1967

See also Cope 1870, Hay 1902 and Marsh 1869

Sister taxa: Plioplatecarpus houzeaui, Plioplatecarpus marshi, Plioplatecarpus peckensis, Plioplatecarpus primaevus

Type specimens:

  • Plioplatecarpus depressus: Its type locality is Pemberton Marl Company pit (Hornerstown), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey
  • Halisaurus fraternus: YPM 445.
  • Mosasaurus copeanus:

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (2: New Jersey, Tennessee collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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