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Mosasaurus Parkinson 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), Pterycollosaurus Dollo 1882 (no. 185942)

Full reference: J. Parkinson. 1822. Outlines of Oryctology. An Introduction to the Study of Fossil Organic Remains; Especially of Those Found in the British Strata: Intended to Aid the Student in His Inquiries Respecting the Nature of Fossils viii-350

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

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Macrosaurus validus, Mosasaurus beaugei, 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