Globidens schurmanni Martin 2007 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: J. E. Martin. 2007. A new species of the durophagous mosasaur Globidens (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Late Cretaceous Pierre Shale Group of central South Dakota, USA. Geological Society of America Special Paper 427:177-198

Belongs to Globidens according to J. E. Martin 2007

Sister taxa: Globidens alabamensis, Globidens dakotensis, Globidens phosphaticus

Type specimen: SDSM 74764, a partial skeleton (cranium, jaws, cervical and trunk vertebrae partially articulated, pectoral girdles, partial anterior paddle, isolated humerus and ulna, and isolated caudal ver). Its type locality is Big Bend of the Missouri, which is in a Campanian marine horizon in the Pierre Shale Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Big Bend of the Missouri

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