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The first North American record of Carinodens belgicus (Squamata, Mosasauridae) and correlation with the youngest in situ examples from the Maastrichtian type area: palaeoecological implications

  • E.W.A. Mulder (a1) (a2), P. Formanoy (a1), W.B. Gallagher (a3), J.W.M. Jagt (a2) and A.S. Schulp (a2) (a4)...

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Four recently collected tooth crowns of the rare latest Cretaceous (late Maastrichtian) durophagous mosasaur Carinodens belgicus are discussed; the first record from the Atlantic coast of North America (Maryland), and three additional in situ examples from the Maastrichtian type area in the southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium. Also presented are an updated overview of the material recorded to date, and a discussion of the palaeobiogeographical and palaeoenvironmental distribution of the genus. Towards the end of the Cretaceous, Carinodens appears to have been successful in exploiting the margins of both the proto-Atlantic Ocean and the Tethyan Realm.

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In: Mulder, E.W.A., Jagt, J.W.M. & Schulp, A.S. (eds): The Sunday's child of Dutch earth sciences - a tribute to Bert Boekschoten on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

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The first North American record of Carinodens belgicus (Squamata, Mosasauridae) and correlation with the youngest in situ examples from the Maastrichtian type area: palaeoecological implications

  • E.W.A. Mulder (a1) (a2), P. Formanoy (a1), W.B. Gallagher (a3), J.W.M. Jagt (a2) and A.S. Schulp (a2) (a4)...

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