Halisaurus arambourgi Bardet et al. 2005 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: N. Bardet, X. Pereda Suberbiola, M. Iarochene, B. Bouya, and M. Amaghaz. 2005. A new species of Halisaurus from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Morocco, and the phylogenetical relationships of the Halisaurinae (Squamata: Mosasauridae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143:447-472

Belongs to Halisaurus according to M. J. Polcyn et al. 2012

See also Bardet et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Baptosaurus, Halisaurus onchognathus, Halisaurus platyspondylus, Halisaurus sternbergi

Type specimen: MNHN PMC 14, a partial skeleton (Incomplete skeleton including a disarticulated skull and 27 associated articulated vertebrae (seven cervicals, 18 dorsals, two distal caudals)). Its type locality is Halisaurus arambourgi type, which is in a Maastrichtian marine phosphorite/marl in Morocco.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Morocco (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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