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Clidastes Cope 1868 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36390

Synonym: Edestosaurus Marsh 1871 (taxon 170948)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. On some Cretaceous Reptilia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20:233-242

Parent taxon: Mosasaurinae according to H.-V. Karl and C. J. Nyhuis 2012

Sister taxa: Dallasaurus, Globidensini, Mosasaurini, Plesiotylosaurus, Plotosaurini

Subtaxa: Clidastes cineriarum, Clidastes intermedius, Clidastes liodontus, Clidastes moorevillensis, Clidastes propython

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore