Prognathodon crassartus Cope 1871 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combinations: Lestosaurus crassartus, Liodon crassartus

Synonym: Platecarpus crassartus Cope 1871

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1871. Catalogue of the Pythonomorpha found in the Cretaceous strata of Kansas. Proceedings of the American Philosphical Society (separate) 1-24

Belongs to Prognathodon according to D. A. Russell 1967

See also Cope 1871, Cope 1874, Cope 1875, Hay 1902 and Konishi et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Liodon, Prognathodon compressidens, Prognathodon currii, Prognathodon giganteus, Prognathodon kianda, Prognathodon lutugini, Prognathodon mosasauroides, Prognathodon overtoni, Prognathodon rapax, Prognathodon saturator, Prognathodon sectorius, Prognathodon solvayi, Prognathodon waiparaensis

Type specimens:

  • Prognathodon crassartus: AMNH 1562, a partial skeleton (vertebrae and limb elements)
  • Platecarpus crassartus: AMNH 1562, a partial skeleton (vertebrae and limb elements).

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Prognathodon crassartus in the database

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