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Mosasaurus mangahouangae

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Taxonomy
Moanasaurus mangahouangae was named by Wiffen (1980). Its type specimen is CD43, a partial skeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Mangahouanga Stream, which is in a Piripauan/Haumurian marginal marine sandstone/siltstone in the Tahora Formation of New Zealand.

It was recombined as Mosasaurus mangahouangae by Wright (1989).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1980Moanasaurus mangahouangae Wiffen pp. 507-528
1989Mosasaurus mangahouangae Wright pp. 126-127

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
Episquamata
ToxicoferaVidal and Hedges 2005
superfamilyMosasauria(Marsh 1880)
familyMosasauridae
subfamilyMosasaurinaeGervais 1853
tribePlotosaurini
genusMosasaurusConybeare 1822
speciesmangahouangae(Wiffen 1980)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: aquaticf
Diet: carnivoref
Vision: well-developedf
Reproduction: ovoviviparousf
Created: 2018-01-05 16:32:54
Modified: 2018-01-05 16:32:54
Source: f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Gervais 1852, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Piripauan to the top of the Haumurian or 85.80000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Piripauan - Haumurian85.8 - 66.0New Zealand Mosasauridae indet. (type locality: 27887)