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, Volume 68, Issue 1–2, pp 259–265 | Cite as

First record of mosasaurs from the maastrichtian (upper cretaceous) of zaire

  • Theagarten Lingham-Soliar
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Abstract

A small quantity of fragmentary mosasaur material representing four different genera,Plioplatecarpus, Prognathodon, Halisaurus, andMosasaurus, is described. As well as being the first record of mosasaurs from the Maastrichtian of Zaire it also gives some idea of the wealth of mosasaur fauna in this region.

Keywords

Cretaceous Nigeria Campanian Maastrichtian Turonian 
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Kurzfassung

Aus dem Maastricht von Zaire werden disartikulierte Bruchstiicke von Mosasauriern beschrieben, die zu vier verschiedenen Gattungen gehoren:Plioplatecarpus, Prognathodon, Halisaurus undMosasaurus. Sie stellen den ersten Beleg der Gruppe in Zentralafrika dar und vermitteln einen Eindruck der Mosasaurier-Diversität in dieser Region.

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© E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theagarten Lingham-Soliar
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  1. 1.Universitat TübingenInstitut für Geologie und PaläontologieTübingen.

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