Goronyosaurus

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Goronyosaurus
Temporal range: Maastrichtian
Goronyosaurus nigeriensis 1.JPG
Goronyosaurus nigeriensis skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Family: Mosasauridae
Genus: Goronyosaurus
Azzaroli et al., 1972[1]
Binomial name
Goronyosaurus nigeriensis
(Swinton, 1930)
Synonyms

Mosasaurus nigeriensis (Swinton, 1930)

Restoration

Goronyosaurus nigeriensis is a 6-8 meter long species of crocodile-like mosasaur from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Dukamaje Formation of Sokoto State, Niger and northwestern Nigeria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azzaroli, A., De Guili, C. & Torre, D. 1972. An aberrant mosasaur from the Upper Cretaceous of north western Nigeria. Accademia nazionale dei Lincei. Rendiconti. Classe di Scienze fisiche matematiche e naturali 52, 53