Talk:Tylosaurus

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Preoccupied?[edit]

The article contains the following quote: "Marsh named a more complete specimen as a new genus, Rhinosaurus ("nose lizard"), but this name soon proved to be preoccupied." What does that even mean? Does the author wish to indicate that the name was already in use for another species? If so, what species, and why does the redirect for Rhinosaurus come here? We could definitely use some rephrasing here to use something more appropriate than "preoccupied." Carychan (talk) 18:16, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes, preoccupied means the name had already been used for something else. I'll clarify and try to find out what actually holds that name. Dinoguy2 (talk) 18:19, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

this animal is a deadly animal it is able to kill a human in no matter of time so be cation around this type of animal... please thank you chelsea pendley 2/28/12 @ 12:49 pm

Saltwater or freshwater?[edit]

Saltwater or freshwater? It doesn't say. 91.186.72.51 (talk) 09:00, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

In the first paragraph the article says "was a mosasaur, a large, predatory marine lizard closely related to modern monitor lizards and to snakes." Also mention that it lived in the Western Interior Seaway. By the way, the only confirmated mosasaur from freshwater is Pannoniasaurus.--Rextron (talk) 09:08, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Tylosaurus[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Tylosaurus's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "KC11":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 17:09, 17 June 2014 (UTC)