FHSM VP-3
Tylosaurus proriger (Cope, E.D., 1869)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Tylosaurus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
proriger
Class
Reptilia
Author
Cope, E.D.
Order
Squamata
Year
1869
Family
Mosasauridae
Collected by
Sternberg, G.F.
Date Collected
June 9 1926
Identified By
Russell, D.A.
Date Identified
May 18 1963
Type
Number of Pieces
106
Description
Skeleton; Partial Skeleton, ; Skull; Complete Skull,

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

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

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 6)

Caldwell, M.W., Konishi, T.. 2007. Taxonomic re-assignment of the first-known mosasaur specimen from Japan and a discussion of circum-Pacific mosasaur paleobiogeography . Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27:517-520
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., . 2005c. Tylosaurus kansasensis, a new species of tylosaurine (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from the Niobrara Chalk of western Kansas, USA. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 84:231-240
Konishi, T., Caldwell, M.W.. 2011. Two new plioplatecarpine (Squamata: Mosasauridae) genera from the upper Cretaceous of North America, and global phylogenetic analysis of plioplatecarpines. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31:754-783
Liggett, G.A., Shimada, K., Bennett, S.C., & Caldwell, M.W.. 2011. Three-dimensionally preserved integument reveals hydrodynamic adaptations in the extinct marine lizard Ectenosaurus (Reptilia, Mosasauridae). PLoS ONE, 6:e27343 (5 pages)
Lindgern, J., . 2005. The First Record of Hainosaurus (Reptilia: Mosasauridae) from Sweden. Journal of Paleontology, 79:1157-1165