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Prognathodon saturator

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Taxonomy
Prognathodon saturator was named by Dortangs et al. (2002). Its type specimen is NHMM 1998141, a partial skeleton (Nearly complete skull, articulated cervical and anterior dorsal vertebrae with ribs, isolated pygal and sacral vertebrae, scapulocoracoid and scattered appendic), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is ENCI-Maastricht B.V. quarry (flint layer 18), which is in a Maastrichtian shallow subtidal grainstone in the Gulpen Formation of the Netherlands.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Prognathodon saturator Dortangs et al.
2014Prognathodon saturator Fanti et al.

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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
tribeGlobidensiniRussell 1967
genusPrognathodonDollo 1889
speciessaturator

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: Late/Upper Maastrichtian or 70.60000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Angola (Namibe) Prognathodon saturator (140328)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Netherlands (Limburg) Prognathodon saturator (type locality: 116894)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Netherlands (Limburg) Prognathodon saturator (138726)