Prognathodon (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from the Maastrichtian chalk of Denmark

Tom J. Giltaij, Jesper Milàn*, John W.M. Jagt, Anne S. Schulp

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Abstract

Two mosasaur tooth crowns collected from the Maastrichtian chalk sequences of Stevns Klint and Møns Klint are here assigned to Prognathodon, a mosasaur genus hitherto unknown from Denmark. Together with previous records of the mosasaurs Plioplatecarpus, Mosasaurus and Carinodens, these new finds of Prognathodon document the coexistence of four mosasaurid genera in the Danish chalk and underscore similarities to coeval assemblages from the Maastrichtian type area in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark
Volume69
Early online date31 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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Keywords

  • Comparisons
  • Faunal compositions
  • Marine reptiles
  • Northern Europe
  • Upper Cretaceous

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