Coniasaurus crassidens Owen 1850 (squamates)

Reptilia - Squamata - Dolichosauridae

Alternative combination: Coniosaurus crassidens

Full reference: R. Owen. 1850. Descriptions of the fossils of the Chalk Formation. Description of the fossil reptiles of the Chalk Formation. The Geology and Fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous Formations of Sussex 378-404

Belongs to Coniasaurus according to M. W. Caldwell and J. A. Cooper 1999

See also Owen 1850, Owen 1851 and Owen 1861

Sister taxon: Coniasaurus gracilodens

Type specimen: BMB 007155, a partial skeleton (left maxilla and 14 dorsal vertebrae). Its type locality is Clayton Chalk Pit, which is in a Cenomanian/Cenomanian marine horizon in the Beer Head Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), the United Kingdom (5), United States (5: Colorado, Kansas, Texas)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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