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The first description of Halisaurus (Reptilia Mosasauridae) from Europe, from the Upper Cretaceous of Belgium
Lingham-Soliar, T. (1996). The first description of Halisaurus (Reptilia Mosasauridae) from Europe, from the Upper Cretaceous of Belgium. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 66: 129-136
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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Keywords
    Cretaceous, Upper; Clidastes sternbergi; Halisaurus; Mosasauridae; Netherlands, Maastricht; Marine
Author keywords
    Halisaurus, Clidastes sternbergi, taphonomy, taxonomy, phylogeny

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  • Lingham-Soliar, T.

Abstract
    This study represents the first extensive description of the skull of species of the genus Halisaurus Marsh 1869. Halisaurus ortliebi (= Phosphorosaurus ortliebi of Dollo, 1889), from the Maastrichtian of Belgium, shows, several character states, including a unique ventral fossa of the parietal. Comparisons are made with the North American H. platyspondylus. H. Sternbergi (Wiman, 1920) is no longer considered as belonging to the genus Halisaurus.

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