Alternative combinations: Clidastes planifrons, Plesioplatecarpus planifrons
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
Sister taxa: Platecarpus affinis, Platecarpus anguliferus, Platecarpus brachycephalus, Platecarpus glandiferus, Platecarpus latispinis, Platecarpus latispinus, Platecarpus tectulus, Platecarpus tympaniticus, Sironectes anguliferus, Holcodus tectulus, Holcodus acutidens
Type specimen: AMNH 1491, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is 7 miles southeast of Castle Rock, which is in a Coniacian/Santonian marine chalk in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.
Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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