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Taniwhasaurus Hector 1874 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36417

Full reference: J. Hector. 1874. On the fossil Reptilia of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 6:333-358

Parent taxon: Tylosaurinae according to M. W. Caldwell et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Hainosaurus lonzeensis, Kaikaifilu, Lakumasaurus, Tylosaurus

Subtaxa: Taniwhasaurus antarcticus, Taniwhasaurus mikasaensis, Taniwhasaurus oweni

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore