Prognathodon currii Christiansen and Bonde 2002 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: P. Christiansen and N. Bonde. 2002. A new species of gigantic mosasaur from the Late Cretaceous of Israel. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(3):629-644

Belongs to Prognathodon according to F. Fanti et al. 2014

See also Christiansen and Bonde 2002

Sister taxa: Liodon, Prognathodon compressidens, Prognathodon crassartus, Prognathodon giganteus, Prognathodon kianda, Prognathodon lutugini, Prognathodon mosasauroides, Prognathodon overtoni, Prognathodon rapax, Prognathodon saturator, Prognathodon sectorius, Prognathodon solvayi, Prognathodon waiparaensis

Type specimen: HUJ.OR 100, a skull (Skull with eight anterior vertebrae). Its type locality is Mishash Level 4b, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian marine phosphorite/phosphorite in the Mishash Formation of Israel.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Israel (1 collection), Morocco (5)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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