Prognathodon rapax Hay 1902 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combination: Tylosaurus rapax

Synonyms: Ancylocentrum hungerfordi Chaffee 1939, Liodon validus Cope 1868

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1902. Bibliography and Catalogue of the Fossil Vertebrata of North America. Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey 179:1-868

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

See also Chaffee 1939 and Russell 1967

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

Type specimens:

  • Prognathodon rapax: Its type locality is Barnsboro "greensand" (Navesink), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine sandstone in the Navesink Formation of New Jersey
  • Ancylocentrum hungerfordi: Geological Survey of New Jersey no. 9827, a partial skull. Its type locality is Inversand Company marl pit, Sewell (Navesink), which is in a Maastrichtian shallow subtidal marl in the Navesink Formation of New Jersey.
  • Liodon validus: Its type locality is Barnsboro "greensand" (Hornerstown), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine horizon in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (3: Maryland, New Jersey collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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