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Dallasaurus turneri Bell and Polcyn 2005 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 122599

Full reference: G. L. Bell and M. J. Polcyn. 2005. Dallasaurus turneri, a new primitive mosasauroid from the Middle Turonian of Texas and comments on the phylogeny of Mosasauridae (Squamata). Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 84(3):177-194

Belongs to Dallasaurus according to F. Fanti et al. 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: TMM 43209-1, a partial skeleton (fragmentary disarticulated skull and significant portions of a postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is Cedar Hill, TMM 43209, which is in a Turonian carbonate limestone in the Kamp Ranch Limestone Formation of Texas.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore