FANDOM


This list of mosasaurs is a comprehensive listing of all genera that have ever been included in the family Mosasauridae or the parent clade Mosasauroidea, excluding purely vernacular terms. The list includes all commonly accepted genera, but also genera that are now considered invalid, doubtful (nomen dubium), or were not formally published (nomen nudum), as well as junior synonyms of more established names, and genera that are no longer considered mosasauroid. Non-mosasaurid mosasauroids shall be noted as such.

Scope and TerminologyEdit

Naming conventions and terminology follow the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Technical terms used include:

  • Junior synonym: A name which describes the same taxon as a previously published name. If two or more genera are formally designated and the type specimens are later assigned to the same genus, the first to be published (in chronological order) is the senior synonym, and all other instances are junior synonyms. Senior synonyms are generally used, except by special decision of the ICZN, but junior synonyms cannot be used again, even if deprecated. Junior synonymy is often subjective, unless the genera described were both based on the same type specimen.
  • Nomen nudum (Latin for "naked name"): A name that has appeared in print but has not yet been formally published by the standards of the ICZN. Nomina nuda (the plural form) are invalid, and are therefore not italicized as a proper generic name would be. If the name is later formally published, that name is no longer a nomen nudum and will be italicized on this list. Often, the formally published name will differ from any nomina nuda that describe the same specimen. In this case, these nomina nuda will be deleted from this list in favor of the published name.
  • Preoccupied name: A name that is formally published, but which has already been used for another taxon. This second use is invalid (as are all subsequent uses) and the name must be replaced. As preoccupied names are not valid generic names, they will also go unitalicized on this list.
  • Nomen dubium (Latin for "dubious name"): A name describing a fossil with no unique diagnostic features. As this can be an extremely subjective and controversial designation, this term is not used on this list.

AEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


BEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


CEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also




DEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


EEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


FEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


GEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also
File:GlobidensDB2.jpg



HEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also
Halisaurus BW

An illustration of a pair of Halisaurus.

IEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


JEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


KEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


LEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


MEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


MosasaurDiscovery

The Mosasaurus skull discovered in a Maastricht limestone quarry, 1780 (contemporary engraving)



NEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


OEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


PEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also
Prognathodon3

Drawing showing a Prognathodon attacking a Nautilus-like animal.

QEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


REdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


SEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


TEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


Tylosaurus proriger

Tylosaurus proriger specimen which was found with a plesiosaur in its stomach[4]

UEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


VEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


WEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


XEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


YEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


ZEdit

Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZSee also


See alsoEdit


Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.