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Clidastes intermedius

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Taxonomy
Clidastes intermedius was named by Leidy (1870). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Pickens County (PROXY), which is in a Santonian/Maastrichtian carbonate limestone in Alabama.

It was recombined as Platecarpus intermedius by Thurmond and Jones (1981); it was considered a nomen dubium by Konishi et al. (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1870Clidastes intermedius Leidy p. 4
1873Clidastes intermedius Leidy p. 281
1902Clidastes intermedius Hay p. 467
1981Platecarpus intermedius Thurmond and Jones p. 160

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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
speciesintermedius

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 Maastrichtian or 86.30000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Santonian - Maastrichtian86.3 - 66.0USA (Alabama) Clidastes intermedius (type locality: 84105)