Selmasaurus Wright and Shannon 1988 (mosasaur)

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Full reference: K. R. Wright and S. W. Shannon. 1988. Selmasaurus russelli, a new plioplatecarpine mosasaur (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from Alabama. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 8(1):102-107

Parent taxon: Plioplatecarinae according to M. J. Polcyn and M. J. Everhart 2008

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wright and Shannon 1988

Sister taxa: Angolasaurus, Igdamanosaurus, Latoplatecarpus, Platecarpus, Platecarpus somenensis, Plesioplatecarpus, Plioplatecarpini, Prognathodontini

Subtaxa: Selmasaurus johnsoni Selmasaurus russelli

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Type: Selmasaurus russelli

Ecology: aquatic carnivore

Distribution:

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

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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