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Platecarpus Cope 1869 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Invalid subtaxa: Holcodus Gibbes 1850, Holosaurus Marsh 1880, Lestosaurus Marsh 1872, Platecarpus affinis Leidy 1873 [nomen dubium], Platecarpus anguliferus Cope 1874 [nomen vanum], Platecarpus brachycephalus Loomis 1915 [nomen dubium], Platecarpus glandiferus Cope 1871 [nomen dubium], Platecarpus latispinus Cope 1871 [nomen dubium], Platecarpus tectulus Cope 1871 [nomen dubium], Sironectes Cope 1874

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1869. On the reptilian orders Pythonomorpha and Streptosauria. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 12:251-266

Parent taxon: Plioplatecarpinae according to T. Konishi et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Angolasaurus, Igdamanosaurus, Latoplatecarpus, Plesioplatecarpus, Plioplatecarpini, Prognathodontini, Selmasaurus

Subtaxa: Platecarpus planifrons, Platecarpus ptychodus, Platecarpus tympaniticus

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