Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More Material From Globidensine Mosasaur Prognathodon From Maastrichtian Cretaceous Netherlands

New material of Prognathodon (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from the type Maastrichtian of the Netherlands


Schulp et al


A partial quadrate, here assigned to the globidensine mosasaur Prognathodon cf. saturator, is recorded from the basal Valkenburg Member (Maastricht Formation) in the type area of the Maastrichtian Stage (southeast Netherlands, northeast Belgium). Occurrences of Prognathodon saturator in this area are extremely rare, which might well be linked to the offshore habitat preferred by this species.

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