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Globidens alabamensis

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Taxonomy
Globidens alabamensis was named by Gilmore (1912). Its type specimen is USNM 6527, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Bogue Chitto prairies, which is in a Campanian marginal marine chalk in the Mooreville Chalk Formation of Alabama.

It was corrected as Globidens alabamaensis by Thurmond (1969).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1912Globidens alabamensis Gilmore
1969Globidens alabamaensis Thurmond p. 71
1970Globidens alabamensis Russell p. 373
1981Globidens alabamaensis Thurmond and Jones p. 156
2014Globidens alabamensis 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
tribeGlobidensiniRussell 1967
genusGlobidens
speciesalabamensis

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 Middle Campanian to the top of the Campanian or 83.50000 to 72.10000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Santonian - Maastrichtian86.3 - 66.0USA (Alabama) Globidens alabamensis (81972)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (Delaware) Globidens alabamaensis (167538)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1USA (South Dakota) Globidens alabamaensis (107671)
Middle Campanian83.5 - 70.6USA (Alabama) Globidens alabamensis (type locality: 97636)