Leptosaurus pulchellus Zittel 1887 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combinations: Homeosaurus pulchellus, Homoeosaurus pulchellus

Belongs to Leptosaurus according to S. Renesto and G. Viohl 1997

See also Cocude-Michel 1963, Grier 1914 and Kuhn 1969

Sister taxon: Leptosaurus neptunius

Type specimen: IPHG no. 1887 VI 1, a skeleton (complete skeleton). Its type locality is Painten, near Kelheim, which is in a Kimmeridgian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Painten Formation of Germany.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (2 collections), Germany (3)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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