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†family Mosasauridae Gervais 1852 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 38049

Synonyms: Clidastidae Cope 1869 (no. 180055), Edestosauridae Marsh 1876 (no. 185867), Globidensidae Dollo 1924 (no. 185868), Globidentidae Dollo 1924 (no. 361934)

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1852. Zoologie et Paléontologie Françaises (Animaux Vertébrés) ou Nouvelles Recherches sur les Animaux Vivants et Fossiles de la France [French Zoology and Paleontology (Vertebrate Animals) or New Research on the Living and Fossil Animals of France] 1–3:1-274+

Parent taxon: Mosasauria according to T. W. Reeder et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Dolichosauridae, Leiodon, Tetrapodophis, Mesoleptos

Subtaxa: Amphorosteus brumbyi, Clidastes iguanavus, Eidolosaurus, Globidentinae, Goronyosaurus, Haasiasaurus, Halisaurinae, Halisauromorpha, Halisaurus, Kourisodon, Liodon anceps, Liodon congrops, Mosasaurinae, Mosasaurus crassidens, Mosasaurus mitchillii, Mosasaurus platyodon, Natantia, Platecarpinae, Russellosaurina, Yaguarasaurinae

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Type: Mosasaurus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore