Pontosaurus

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Pontosaurus
Temporal range: 100–65 Ma
Late Cretaceous
Pontosaurus kornhuberi 4.JPG
Pontosaurus kornhuberi fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Infraorder: Anguimorpha
(unranked): Pythonomorpha
Genus: Pontosaurus
Gorjanovic-Kramberger, 1892
Species
  • P. kornhuberi Caldwell, 2006[1]
  • P. lesinensis (Kornhuber, 1873 [originally Hydrosaurus lesinensis]) (type)
Head of Pontosaurus kornhuberi

Pontosaurus is a now extinct genus of pythonomorph from the Late Cretaceous period. It was originally named Hydrosaurus, but that name was preoccupied by an agamid lizard, so it was renamed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael W. Caldwell (2006). "A new species of Pontosaurus (Squamata, Pythonomorpha) from the Upper Cretaceous of Lebanon and a phylogenetic analysis of Pythonomorpha". Memorie della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano. 34: 1–42. 

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