Aigialosauridae

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Aigialosauridae
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Aigialosaurus bucchichi skull.jpg
Skull of Aigialosaurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Scleroglossa
Superfamily: Varanoidea
Family: Aigialosauridae
Kramberger, 1892
Genera

Aigialosauridae (Greek, aigialos = "seashore" + sauros= lizard) is a family of Late Cretaceous semi-aquatic varanoid lizards, regarded by some paleontologists as a distinct monophyletic group and by others as an adaptive grade within the basal mosasauroids.

References[edit]

  • Michael W., Caldwell and Alessandro Palci (2010). "A new species of ophidiomorph lizard, Adriosaurus skrkinensis, from the late Cretaceous of Slovenia". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30 (3): 747–755. doi:10.1080/02724631003762963. 
  • Dutchak, A.R. (2005). "A review of the taxonomy and systematics of aigialosaurs". Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 84 (3): 221–222.