Plioplatecarpus Dollo 1882 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Synonym: Oterognathus Dollo 1889

Parent taxon: Russellosaurina according to G. L. Bell and M. J. Polcyn 2005

See also Bardet et al. 2005, Carroll 1988, Cuthbertson et al. 2007, McDowell and Bogert 1954, Novas et al. 2002, Russell 1967, Sepkoski 2002 and Tokaryk 1993

Sister taxa: Angolosaurus, Ectenosaurus, Platecarpus ptychodus, Plioplatecarpinae, Tylosaurinae

Subtaxa: Plioplatecarpus depressus Plioplatecarpus houzeaui Plioplatecarpus marshi Plioplatecarpus peckensis Plioplatecarpus primaevus

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Type: Plioplatecarpus nichollsae

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of Belgium (1), Canada (4: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Denmark (2), the Netherlands (1), Niger (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (2), United States (6: Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas), Zaire (1)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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