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Prognathodon saturator Dortangs et al. 2002 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 199953

Full reference: R. W. Dortangs, A. S. Schulp, E. W. A. Mulder, J. W. M. Jagt, H. H. G. Peeters and D. T. Graaf. 2002. A large new mosasaur from the Upper Cretaceous of the Netherlands. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences/Geologie en Mijnbouw 81(1):1-8

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

Sister taxa: Liodon, Prognathodon compressidens, Prognathodon crassartus, Prognathodon currii, Prognathodon giganteus, Prognathodon kianda, Prognathodon lutugini, Prognathodon mosasauroides, Prognathodon overtoni, Prognathodon rapax, Prognathodon sectorius, Prognathodon solvayi, Prognathodon waiparaensis

Type specimen: NHMM 1998141, a partial skeleton (Nearly complete skull, articulated cervical and anterior dorsal vertebrae with ribs, isolated pygal and sacral vertebrae, scapulocoracoid and scattered appendic). Its type locality is ENCI-Maastricht B.V. quarry (flint layer 18), which is in a Maastrichtian shallow subtidal grainstone in the Gulpen Formation of the Netherlands.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore