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Prognathodon waiparaensis Welles and Gregg 1971 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 181030

Full reference: S. P. Welles and D. R. Gregg. 1971. Late Cretaceous marine reptiles of New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum 9(1):1-111

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 saturator, Prognathodon sectorius, Prognathodon solvayi

Type specimen: C.M. zfr 108, a partial skeleton (disarticulated skull, cervical vertebrae, and ribs).

Ecology: aquatic carnivore