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†family Mosasauridae Gervais 1848 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 38049

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

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1848. Zoologie et Paleontologie Francaises maux vivants et fossiles de la France, Tome 1-3. 1-277

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

Sister taxa: Leiodon, Mesoleptos

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

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Type: Mosasaurus

Ecology: aquatic carnivore