A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.
The Family Mosasauridae is a member of the Order Squamata. Here is the complete "parentage" of Mosasauridae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Deuterostomia
Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia
(Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Phylum: Chordata
Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata
Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Infraphylum: Gnathostomata auct. - Jawed Vertebrates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Phylum: Chordata Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Deuterostomia Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Family Mosasauridae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (13): Carinodens · Clidastes · Edestosaurus · Globidens · Hainosaurus · Holosaurus · Leiodon · Mosasaur · Mosasaurus · Platecarpus · Plioplatecarpus · Plotosaurus · Prognathodon
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 38 species and subspecies in the Family Mosasauridae.
Carinodens is an genus of mosasaur, being approximately 3.5 meters in length it is one of the smallest known. It is widely considered a sister taxon to Globidens. It also had round, blunt teeth for crushing primitive clams and oysters. [more]
Plioplatecarpus is a genus of mosasaur lizard. Like all mosasaurs, it lived in the late Cretaceous period, about 83.5 million years ago. [more]
At least 4 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Prognathodon.
More info about the Genus Prognathodon may be found here.
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