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Platecarpus Cope 1869 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Synonyms: Holcodus Gibbes 1850, Holosaurus Marsh 1880, Lestosaurus Marsh 1872, 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, Platecarpus somenensis, Plesioplatecarpus, Plioplatecarpini, Prognathodontini, Selmasaurus

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

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