Taniwhasaurus antarcticus Novas et al. 2002 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combination: Lakumasaurus antarcticus

Full reference: F. E. Novas, M. Fernández, Z. B. Gasparini, J. M. Lirio, H. J. Nuñez and P. Puerta. 2002. Lakumasaurus antarcticus, n. gen. et sp., a new mosasaur (Reptilia, Squamata) from the Upper Cretaceous of Antarctica. Ameghiniana 39(2):245-249

Belongs to Taniwhasaurus according to J. E. Martin and M. Fernández 2007

See also Novas et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Taniwhasaurus mikasaensis, Taniwhasaurus oweni

Type specimen: IAA 2000-JR-FSM-1, a partial skeleton (Almost complete and articulated skull, rib fragments and isolated vertebrae). Its type locality is Dinosaurio River, Santa Marta Cove, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian marginal marine sandstone in the Santa Marta Formation of Antarctica.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Dinosaurio River, Santa Marta Cove

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