†subfamily Yaguarasaurinae Palci et al. 2013 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: A. Palci, M. W. Caldwell, and C. A. Papazzoni. 2013. A new genus and subfamily of mosasaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of northern Italy. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(3):599-612

Parent taxon: Mosasauridae according to A. Palci et al. 2013

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

Subtaxa: Romeosaurus Russellosaurus Yaguarasaurus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Colombia (5 collections), Italy (3), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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