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Mosasaurus mangahouangae Wiffen 1980 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 175684

Alternative combination: Moanasaurus mangahouangae

Belongs to Mosasaurus according to K. R. Wright 1989

Sister taxa: Mosasaurus bavaricus, Mosasaurus beaugei, Mosasaurus belgicus, Mosasaurus camperi, Mosasaurus conodon, Mosasaurus dekayi, Mosasaurus gracilis, Mosasaurus grosjeani, Mosasaurus hobetsuensis, Mosasaurus hoffmanni, Mosasaurus iembeensis, Mosasaurus impar, Mosasaurus lemonnieri, Mosasaurus lonzeensis, Mosasaurus minor, Mosasaurus missouriensis, Mosasaurus mokoroa, Macrosaurus validus, Macrosaurus laevis, Nectoportheus validus

Type specimen: CD43, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Mangahouanga Stream, which is in a Piripauan/Haumurian marginal marine sandstone/siltstone in the Tahora Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore