Nectoportheus validus Cope 1868 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combination: Clidastes validus

Belongs to Nectoportheus according to Cope 1868

See also Cope 1869, Cope 1875, Hay 1902 and Rapp 1944

Sister taxa: Mosasaurus beaugei, Mosasaurus caroliniensis, Mosasaurus conodon, Mosasaurus couperi, Mosasaurus dekayi, Mosasaurus gracilis, Mosasaurus grosjeani, Mosasaurus hobetsuensis, Mosasaurus hoffmanni, Mosasaurus iembeensis, Mosasaurus impar, Mosasaurus lemonnieri, Mosasaurus lonzeensis, Mosasaurus mangahouangae, Mosasaurus maximilliani, Mosasaurus minor, Mosasaurus missouriensis, Mosasaurus mokoroa, Macrosaurus validus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Barnsboro "greensand" (Hornerstown), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine horizon in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Barnsboro "greensand" (Hornerstown)

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