Dolichosaurus

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Dolichosaurus
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
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Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Scleroglossa
Family: Dolichosauridae
Genus: Dolichosaurus
Owen, 1850
Species
  • D. longicollis Owen, 1850 (type)

Dolichosaurus is an extinct genus of marine squamate of the Upper Cretaceous Cenomanian chalk deposits of England. Sister-group relationships between coniasaurs, dolichosaurs, Aigialosauridae and Mosasauridae are an unresolved polytomy. The paleobiology of Dolichosaurus is reconstructed as similar to coniasaurs, nothosaurs, and modern sea snakes.

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