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Clidastes propython

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Taxonomy
Clidastes propython was named by Cope (1869). Its type specimen is Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia no. 10193, a skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Uniontown, which is in a Santonian/Maastrichtian marine horizon in Alabama.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Clidastes propython Cope p. 258
1870Clidastes propython Cope p. 221
1871Edestosaurus tortor Cope p. 3
1871Edestosaurus stenops Cope p. 5
1871Edestosaurus dispar Marsh
1871Edestosaurus velox Marsh
1871Clidastes pumilus Marsh p. 104
1871Clidastes wymani Marsh p. 104
1871Clidastes pumilus Marsh p. 452
1872Edestosaurus rex Marsh
1873Clidastes propython Leidy p. 281
1874Clidastes dispar Cope p. 33
1874Clidastes stenops Cope p. 33
1874Clidastes tortor Cope p. 33
1875Clidastes tortor Cope p. 132
1875Clidastes stenops Cope p. 133
1875Clidastes dispar Cope p. 266
1875Clidastes velox Cope p. 266
1877Clidastes dispar Cope p. 583
1877Clidastes tortor Cope p. 583
1892Clidastes westi Williston and Case p. 29
1894Clidastes medius Merriam p. 34
1902Clidastes dispar Hay p. 467
1902Clidastes pumilis Hay p. 467
1902Clidastes rex Hay p. 467
1902Clidastes stenops Hay p. 467
1902Clidastes tortor Hay p. 467
1902Clidastes velox Hay p. 468
1902Clidastes westii Hay p. 468
1902Clidastes wymani Hay p. 468
1902Clidastes tortor Williston p. 253
1970Clidastes propython Russell p. 371
1981Clidastes propython Thurmond and Jones p. 153
1992Clidastes propython Kiernan p. 137
2012Clidastes propython Karl and Nyhuis
2014Clidastes propython 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
Sauropsida
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
Episquamata
ToxicoferaVidal and Hedges 2005
superfamilyMosasauria
familyMosasauridae
subfamilyMosasaurinaeGervais 1853
genusClidastes
speciespropython

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 Santonian to the top of the Campanian or 86.30000 to 72.10000 Ma

Collections (14 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Coniacian - Santonian89.8 - 83.6USA (South Dakota) Clidastes tortor (107782)
Late/Upper Coniacian89.3 - 85.8USA (Kansas) Clidastes velox (118152)
Santonian - Maastrichtian86.3 - 66.0USA (Alabama) Clidastes propython (81972 type locality: 106451)
Late/Upper Santonian - Early/Lower Campanian85.8 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Clidastes propython (81930 81932 81933 81934)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Sweden Clidastes propython (102883)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Sweden (Skane) Clidastes propython (106405 106411)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (South Dakota) Clidastes propython (107644)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6Sweden (Skåne) Clidastes propython (74334)
Early/Lower Campanian83.5 - 70.6Sweden Clidastes propython (102886)