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Mosasaurinae

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1853Mosasaurinae Gervais
1894Clidastes liodontus Merriam p. 35 figs. Text-figs. 26, 32-34, 43, 60, 72, 73, 75B, 76B, 98A; Pl. 1, fig. 1
1902Mosasaurinae Hay p. 464
1902Clidastes liodontus Hay p. 467
1964Mosasaurinae Antunes p. 137
1966Mosasaurinae Kuhn p. 59
1969Mosasaurinae Thurmond p. 76
1970Mosasaurinae Russell p. 371
1981Mosasaurinae Thurmond and Jones p. 153
1995Mosasaurinae Lingham-Soliar
2002Mosasaurinae Nicholls and Meckert p. 1593
2005Mosasaurinae Bardet et al.
2005Mosasaurinae Bell and Polcyn p. 178
2008Mosasaurinae Schulp et al. p. 1
2012Clidastes liodontus Karl and Nyhuis
2012Clidastes moorevillensis Karl and Nyhuis
2012Mosasaurinae Karl and Nyhuis
2012Mosasaurinae Mateus et al.
2013Mosasaurinae Bell Jr. et al.
2014Clidastes liodontus Fanti et al.
2014Clidastes moorevillensis Fanti et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
Episquamata
ToxicoferaVidal and Hedges 2005
superfamilyMosasauria
familyMosasauridae
subfamilyMosasaurinaeGervais 1853
subfamilyMosasaurinaeGervais 1853

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticf
Diet: carnivoref
Vision: well-developedf
Reproduction: ovoviviparousf
Created: 2018-01-05 16:32:54
Modified: 2018-01-05 16:32:54
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Gervais 1852, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Cenomanian to the top of the Late/Upper Maastrichtian or 99.60000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (194 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0New Zealand (Canterbury) Liodon haumuriensis (101409)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (South Carolina) Mosasaurus sp. (107399)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (Kansas) Clidastes cineriarum (199541)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (Colorado) Clidastes sp. (107401)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Germany Liodon paradoxus (138006)
Cenomanian - Turonian100.5 - 89.8United Kingdom (England) Mosasaurus sp. (92426) Mosasaurus sp., Mosasaurus gracilis (92427)
Cenomanian - Maastrichtian100.5 - 66.0United Kingdom (England) Mosasaurus gracilis (137419)
Late/Upper Cretaceous100.5 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Mosasaurus maximus, Prognathodon rapax (127082) Mosasaurus sp. (123917)
Late/Upper Cenomanian - Late/Upper Maastrichtian99.6 - 66.0Italy Mosasaurus hoffmanni (156035)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8France Prognathodon sp. (141946)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Jordan Clidastes sp., Mosasaurus hoffmanni (170239)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0France Liodon mosasauroides (141942)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Mosasaurus oarthrus, Mosasaurus dekayi (48570) Mosasaurus princeps, Mosasaurus meirsii (88034) Nectoportheus validus (167780) Tylosaurus sectorius (87902)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Poland Mosasaurus anceps, Mosasaurus hoffmanni, Mosasaurus lemonnieri (27818) Mosasaurus hoffmanni (28445)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (South Dakota) Mosasaurus hoffmanni (194136)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Netherlands (Limburg) Mosasaurus hoffmanni (67133) Mosasaurus hoffmanni, Carinodens belgicus, Prognathodon sectorius, Prognathodon saturator (138726)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Spain (Murcia) Prognathodon sp. (152895)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Turkey (Devrekani) Mosasaurus hoffmanni (96602)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0France (Basse-Normandie) Prognathodon sp. (142087 142088)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian - Early/Lower Paleocene70.6 - 61.7USA (New Jersey) Mosasaurus sp., Mosasaurus maximus (26819)