Clidastes Cope 1868 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Synonym: Edestosaurus Marsh 1871

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1868. On some Cretaceous Reptilia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20:233-242

Parent taxon: Mosasaurinae according to H.-V. Karl and C. J. Nyhuis 2012

See also Bardet et al. 2005, Bell and Polcyn 2005, Carroll 1988, Cope 1868, Cope 1869, Cope 1870, Dortangs et al. 2002, Kiernan 1992, Novas et al. 2002, Russell 1967, Russell 1970, Sepkoski 2002, Thurmond 1969 and Thurmond and Jones 1981

Sister taxa: Dallasaurus, Globidensini, Leiodontini, Mosasaurini, Plesiotylosaurus, Plotosaurini

Subtaxa: Clidastes cineriarum Clidastes intermedius Clidastes liodontus Clidastes moorevillensis Clidastes propython

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Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Germany (4 collections), Jordan (1), Mexico (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (5), United States (20: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota, Texas)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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