Mosasaurus Parkinson 1822 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Synonyms: Amphorosteus Gibbes 1851, Baseodon Leidy 1865, Batrachiosaurus Harlan 1839, Drepanodon Leidy 1861, Lesticodus Leidy 1861, Macrosaurus Owen 1849, Nectoportheus Cope 1868, Pterycollosaurus Dollo 1882

Full reference: J. Parkinson. 1822. Outlines of Oryctology. An Introduction to the Study of Fossil Organic Remains; Especially of Those Found in the British Strata: Intended to Aid the Student in His Inquiries Respecting the Nature of Fossils viii-350

Parent taxon: Plotosaurini according to O. Mateus et al. 2012

See also Antunes 1964, Baird and Case 1966, Bardet et al. 2005, Bell and Polcyn 2005, Carroll 1988, Cope 1869, d'Orbigny 1849, Dortangs et al. 2002, Fitzinger 1826, Gervais 1852, Gervais 1853, Hay 1902, Kiernan 1992, LeBlanc et al. 2012, Lingham-Soliar 1995, McDowell and Bogert 1954, Meyer 1845, Miller 1967, Novas et al. 2002, Owen 1842, Owen 1851, Owen 1861, Parkinson 1822, Russell 1967, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond 1969, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Macrosaurus validus 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 Nectoportheus validus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of Angola (2), Belgium (4), Bulgaria (1), Canada (2: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Denmark (3), France (1), Italy (3), Japan (3), Jordan (1), Morocco (2), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (2), Niger (1), Poland (3), the Russian Federation (2), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Sweden (1), Syria (7), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (36: Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas), Zaire (1)

Total: 85 collections including 100 occurrences

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