Igdamanosaurus

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Igdamanosaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Globidens aegyptiacus Zdansky, 1935 b.jpg
Tooth
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Superfamily: Mosasauroidea
Family: Mosasauridae
Tribe: Globidensini
Genus: Igdamanosaurus
Lingham-Soliar, 1991
Type species
Igdamanosaurus aegyptiacus
(Zdansky, 1935)
Synonyms

Globidens aegyptiacus Zdansky, 1935

Igdamanosaurus aegyptiacus ("lizard from Igdaman") is a durophagus globidensine[1][2] mosasaur from Maastrichtian-aged marine environments of Africa. Its scrappy fossil remains are found in the Late Cretaceous-aged Duwi Formation of Egypt, Phosphates Formation of Morocco, and the Dukamaje Formation of Niger. It has blunt, rounded teeth similar to those of the mosasaurines Globidens and Carinodens, and were better suited for crushing armored prey like molluscs and turtles, rather than fish or other reptiles normally preyed on by other mosasaurs. It is named after the village of Igdaman (sometimes called In Dama), near which it was found.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schulp, Anne; Polcyn, Michael; Mateus, Octávio; Jacobs, Louis; Morais, Maria; Tavares, Tatiana (2006). "New mosasaur material from the Maastrichtian of Angola, with notes on the phylogeny, distribution and palaeoecology of the genus Prognathodon" (PDF). Publicaties van het Natuurhistorisch Genootschap in Limburg. 45 (1): 57–67. 
  2. ^ Lindgren, Johan (2005). "Dental and vertebral morphology of the enigmatic mosasaur Dollosaurus (Reptilia, Mosasauridae) from the lower Campanian (Upper Cretaceous) of southern Sweden." (PDF). Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. 52 (17). 

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