Kourisodon Nicholls and Meckert 2002 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: E. L. Nicholls and D. Meckert. 2002. Marine reptiles from the Nanaimo Group (Upper Cretaceous) of Vancouver Island. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 39(11):1591-1603

Parent taxon: Mosasauridae according to M. Tanimoto 2005

Sister taxa: Amphorosteus brumbyi, Clidastes iguanavus, Globidentinae, Goronyosaurus, Haasiasaurus, Halisaurinae, Halisauromorpha, Halisaurus, Leptosaurus, Liodon anceps, Liodon congrops, Mosasaurinae, Mosasaurus crassidens, Mosasaurus mitchillii, Mosasaurus platyodon, Natantia, Platecarpinae, Polygonodon, Prognathosaurus, Russellosaurina, Yaguarasaurinae

Subtaxa: Kourisodon puntledgensis

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Type: Kourisodon puntledgensis

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: British Columbia collection), Japan (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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