FHSM VP-7262
Tylosaurus nepaeolicus (Cope, E.D., 1874)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Tylosaurus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
nepaeolicus
Class
Reptilia
Author
Cope, E.D.
Order
Squamata
Year
1874
Family
Mosasauridae
Collected by
Zakrzewski, R.J.
Date Collected
1984-07-11
Identified By
Zakrzewski, R.J.
Date Identified
1984-10-05
Type
Number of Pieces
1342
Description
Skull; Partial Skull, ; Skull; Teeth, associated; Skull; Cranium, fragmentary

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Gove
Remarks
Information withheld. Please contact FHSM for detailed locality information
Group
Colorado
Formation
Niobrara
Member
Smoky Hill
Zone
Bed
Local Fauna
Utica

Chronostratigraphy

Biostratigraphy

Earliest Era
Mesozoic
Latest Era
Mesozoic
Earliest Period
Cretaceous
Latest Period
Cretaceous
Earliest Epoch
Upper
Latest Epoch
Upper
Earliest Age
Santonian
Latest Age
Santonian
Lowest Zone
Highest Zone

Publications (3 of 3)

Everhart, M.J., . 2001. Revisions to the biostratigraphy of the Mosasauridae (Squamata) in the Smoky Hill Chalk member of the Niobrara Chalk (Late Cretaceous) of Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 104:59-78
Everhart, M.J., . 2002. New data on cranial measurements and body length of the mosasaur Tylosaurus nepaeolicus (Squamata: Mosasauridae), from the Niobrara Formation of western Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 105:33-43
Everhart, M.J., . 2008b. A bitten skull of Tylosaurus kansasensis (Squamata: Mosasauridae) and a review of mosasaur-on-mosasaur pathologies in the fossil record. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 111:251-262