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Ectenosaurus

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1967Ectenosaurus Russell p. 156
1988Ectenosaurus Carroll
2002Ectenosaurus Novas et al.
2002Ectenosaurus Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Ectenosaurus Bell and Polcyn p. 189

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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
Russellosaurina(Bell 1997)
genusEctenosaurus

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: Santonian or 86.30000 to 83.60000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Coniacian89.3 - 85.8USA (Kansas) E. clidastoides (118156)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6USA (Kansas) E. clidastoides (123577)
Middle Santonian - Late/Upper Santonian85.8 - 83.5USA (Texas) E. sp. (151427)