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†family Mosasauridae Gervais 1853 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata

Synonyms: Clidastidae Cope 1869, Edestosauridae Marsh 1876, Globidensidae Dollo 1924

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1853. Observations relatives aux Reptiles fossiles de France (deuxième partie) [Observations regarding the fossil reptiles of France (second part)]. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences à Paris 36(11):470-474

Parent taxon: Mosasauroidea according to N. Bardet et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Aigialosauridae, Globidens timorensis, Komensaurus, Tethysaurinae, Vallecillosaurus

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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