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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Aigialosaurus bucchichi skull.jpg
Skull of Aigialosaurus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Superfamily: Mosasauroidea
Family: Aigialosauridae
Kramberger, 1892

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.


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