Taniwhasaurus Hector 1874 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: J. Hector. 1874. On the fossil Reptilia of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 6:333-358

Parent taxon: Tylosaurinae according to M. W. Caldwell et al. 2008

See also Carroll 1988, Hector 1874, McDowell and Bogert 1954, Russell 1967 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Hainosaurus lonzeensis, Kaikaifilu, Lakumasaurus, Tylosaurus

Subtaxa: Taniwhasaurus antarcticus Taniwhasaurus mikasaensis Taniwhasaurus oweni

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1 collection), Japan (3), New Zealand (3)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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