Polygonodon Leidy 1856 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1856. Notices of remains of extinct vertebrated animals of New Jersey, collected by Prof. Cook of the State Geological Survey under the direction of Dr. W. Kitchell. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8:220-221

Parent taxon: Mosasauridae according to S. B. McDowell and C. M. Bogert 1954

See also Hay 1902, Miller 1967 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Amphorosteus brumbyi, Clidastes iguanavus, Globidentinae, Goronyosaurus, Haasiasaurus, Halisaurinae, Halisauromorpha, Halisaurus, Kourisodon, Leptosaurus, Liodon anceps, Liodon congrops, Mosasaurinae, Mosasaurus crassidens, Mosasaurus mitchillii, Mosasaurus platyodon, Natantia, Platecarpinae, Prognathosaurus, Russellosaurina, Yaguarasaurinae

Subtaxa: none

Type: Polygonodon vetus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution: there are no occurrences of Polygonodon in the database

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