Halisaurus platyspondylus Marsh 1869 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combinations: Baptosaurus platyspondylus, Macrosaurus platyspondylus

Belongs to Halisaurus according to F. Fanti et al. 2014

See also Baird and Case 1966, Cope 1870, Hay 1902 and Marsh 1869

Sister taxa: Baptosaurus, Halisaurus arambourgi, Halisaurus onchognathus, Halisaurus sternbergi

Type specimen: YPM 444, a partial skeleton

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

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

• Cretaceous of United States (8: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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