Champsosaurus natator Parks 1933 (choristodere)

Reptilia - Choristodera

Full reference: W. A. Parks. 1933. New species of Champsosaurus from the Belly River Formation of Alberta, Canada. Transactions of Royal Society of Canada 27:121-137

Belongs to Champsosaurus according to K. -Q. Gao and R. C. Fox 1998

See also Erickson 1972, Parks 1933 and Russell 1956

Sister taxa: Champsosaurus albertensis, Champsosaurus ambulator, Champsosaurus annectens, Champsosaurus australis, Champsosaurus brevicollis, Champsosaurus gigas, Champsosaurus inelegans, Champsosaurus inflatus, Champsosaurus laramiensis, Champsosaurus lindoei, Champsosaurus profundus, Champsosaurus puercensis, Champsosaurus saponensis, Champsosaurus tenuis, Champsosaurus vaccinsulensis

Type specimen: ROM 5737 ct., a partial skeleton (incomplete skull, most of the vertebral column and dorsal ribs, pelvis, and incomplete femora)

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (40: Alberta collections), United States (9: Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 49 collections each including a single occurrence

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