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Mosasaurus Conybeare 1822 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36402

Synonyms: Amphorosteus Gibbes 1850 (no. 36384), Baseodon Leidy 1865 (no. 185940), Batrachiosaurus Harlan 1839 (no. 185938), Drepanodon Leidy 1861 (no. 308741), Lesticodus Leidy 1861 (no. 185939), Macrosaurus Owen 1849 (no. 52922), Nectoportheus Cope 1868 (no. 185941), Polygonodon Leidy 1856 (no. 68301), Pterycollosaurus Dollo 1882 (no. 185942)

Parent taxon: Plotosaurini according to O. Mateus et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Macrosaurus laevis, Macrosaurus validus, 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 mangahouangae, Mosasaurus minor, Mosasaurus missouriensis, Mosasaurus mokoroa, Nectoportheus validus

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore