Tylosaurus nepaeolicus Cope 1874

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Alternative combination: Liodon nepaeolicus

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1874. Review of the Vertebrata of the Cretaceous Period found west of the Mississippi River. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, First Series 2:3-48

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

See also Cope 1874, Cope 1875 and Russell 1967

Sister taxa: Elliptonodon, Elliptonodon compressus, Tylosaurus bernardi, Tylosaurus dyspelor, Tylosaurus gaudryi, Tylosaurus ivoensis, Tylosaurus kansasensis, Tylosaurus pembinensis, Tylosaurus proriger, Tylosaurus saskatchewanensis, Tylosaurus zangerli, Hainosaurus neumilleri

Type specimen: AMNH 1565, a partial skull. Its type locality is 0.5 mi south of Solomon River, which is in a Coniacian/Santonian marine shale in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (2: Kansas, Texas collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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