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Tylosaurus proriger Cope 1869 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 139953

Alternative combinations: Liodon proriger, Macrosaurus proriger

Synonyms: Liodon micromus Marsh 1872 (no. 362331), Rhinosaurus micromus Marsh 1872 (no. 186055)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1869. [On some specimens of extinct reptiles of interest]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 21:123

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

Sister taxa: Elliptonodon, Elliptonodon compressus, Tylosaurus bernardi, Tylosaurus dyspelor, Tylosaurus gaudryi, Tylosaurus ivoensis, Tylosaurus kansasensis, Tylosaurus nepaeolicus, Tylosaurus pembinensis, Tylosaurus saskatchewanensis, Tylosaurus zangerli, Hainosaurus neumilleri

Ecology: aquatic carnivore