Latoplatecarpus nichollsae Cuthbertson et al. 2007 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Semi-articulated skeleton, arranged as a panel mount, consisting of the premaxillae, maxillae, mandibles, basioccipital, frontoparietal skull table, postorbitofrontals, partial left squamosal, partial left supratemporal, quadrates, pterygoids, complete cervical vertebral series, twentythree dorsal vertebrae, eleven pygal vertebrae, five caudal vertebrae, ribs, scapulae, coracoids, humeri, radii, ulnae, left carpals and metacarpals (plus additional podials), left manual phalanges, left ilium, ?left ischium, ?left femur, left tibia and fibula, left astragalus, left calcaneum, left fourth distal tarsal, and left pedal phalanges.

Alternative combination: Plioplatecarpus nichollsae

Belongs to Latoplatecarpus according to T. Konishi and M. W. Caldwell 2011

See also Komishi and Caldwell 2009

Sister taxon: Latoplatecarpus willistoni

Type specimen: CMN 52261, a partial skeleton ("semi-articulated skeleton consisting of highly selenite-encrusted, overlapping skull elements, seven cervicals, 23 dorsal vertebrae, 11 pygal vertebrae, five c)

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (3: Manitoba collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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