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Platecarpus Cope 1869 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36406

Synonyms: Holcodus Gibbes 1850 (no. 36400), Holosaurus Marsh 1880 (no. 172143), Lestosaurus Marsh 1872 (no. 170954), Sironectes Cope 1874 (no. 185959)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1869. On the reptilian orders Pythonomorpha and Streptosauria. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 12:250-266

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

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

Subtaxa: Holcodus acutidens, Holcodus tectulus, Platecarpus affinis, Platecarpus anguliferus, Platecarpus brachycephalus, Platecarpus glandiferus, Platecarpus latispinus, Platecarpus planifrons, Platecarpus ptychodus, Platecarpus tectulus, Platecarpus tympaniticus

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