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Mosasaurus

Reptilia - Squamata - Mosasauridae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Mosasaurus Conybeare
1826Mosasaurus Fitzinger p. 21
1839Batrachiosaurus Harlan p. 24
1842Mosasaurus Owen p. 144
1845Mosasaurus Meyer p. 283
1849Macrosaurus Owen p. 382
1849Mosasaurus d'Orbigny p. 208
1850Amphorosteus Gibbes
1851Mosasaurus Owen p. 29
1852Mosasaurus Gervais p. 261
1853Macrosaurus Gervais p. 472
1856Polygonodon Leidy p. 221
1858Polygonodon Leidy p. 229
1861Drepanodon Leidy
1861Lesticodus Leidy p. 10
1861Mosasaurus Owen p. 311
1865Baseodon Leidy p. 69
1868Nectoportheus Cope p. 181
1869Macrosaurus Cope p. 260
1869Mosasaurus Cope p. 260
1882Pterycollosaurus Dollo p. 61
1964Mosasaurus Antunes p. 165
1966Mosasaurus Baird and Case p. 1213
1967Macrosaurus Miller p. 229
1967Mosasaurus Russell p. 131
1969Mosasaurus Thurmond p. 70
1981Mosasaurus Thurmond and Jones p. 158
1988Mosasaurus Carroll
1992Mosasaurus Kiernan p. 137
2002Mosasaurus Dortangs et al.
2002Mosasaurus Novas et al.
2002Amphorosteus Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Mosasaurus Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Mosasaurus Bardet et al.
2005Mosasaurus Bell and Polcyn p. 189
2012Mosasaurus LeBlanc et al.
2012Mosasaurus Mateus et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
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

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
E. D. Cope 1869The dorsal vertebrae more or less depressed; the articular faces transversely ovate; pterygoid teeth in alveoli.
E. D. Cope 1869 (Macrosaurus)The dorsal vertebrae compressed, the body elongate.