Platecarpus Cope 1869 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Synonyms: Holcodus Gibbes 1851, Holosaurus Marsh 1880, Lestosaurus Marsh 1872, Sironectes Cope 1874

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1869. On the reptilian orders Pythonomorpha and Streptosauria. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 12:250-266

Parent taxon: Plioplatecarpidae according to T. Konishi et al. 2012

See also Bardet et al. 2005, Bell and Polcyn 2005, Carroll 1988, Cope 1869, Cope 1870, Cope 1874, Hay 1902, Konishi et al. 2010, McDowell and Bogert 1954, Novas et al. 2002, Russell 1967, Russell 1970, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond 1969, Thurmond and Jones 1981 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Angolasaurus, Igdamanosaurus, Latoplatecarpus, Platecarpus somenensis, Plesioplatecarpus, Plioplatecarpini, Prognathodontini, Selmasaurus

Subtaxa: Holcodus acutidens Holcodus tectulus Lestosaurus latispinus Platecarpus affinis Platecarpus anguliferus Platecarpus brachycephalus Platecarpus glandiferus Platecarpus latispinus Platecarpus planifrons Platecarpus tectulus Platecarpus tympaniticus Sironectes anguliferus

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Type: Platecarpus tympaniticus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore


• Cretaceous of Angola (1 collection), Australia (1), Brazil (2), Canada (3: Manitoba, Northwest Territories), Egypt (1), Germany (1), Jordan (2), Morocco (1), Niger (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Sweden (2), Syria (4), United States (35: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 56 collections including 57 occurrences

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