Danish mosasaurs

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Abstract

Presented are the first formal descriptions of mosasaur remains of Maastrichtian age from the Danish mainland (Jylland, Sjaelland); just two taxa are recognised, viz. Mosasaurus cf. hoffmanni and Plioplatecarpus sp. Recent finds include an association of skeletal fragments, inclusive of a single marginal tooth crown, from within 10 metres or so of the K/T boundary near Holtug, Stevns Klint (Sjaelland, eastern Denmark), here assigned to Plioplatecarpus sp. A brief review of previous records of Danish mosasaurs is added.

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  • Geology

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  • Phoplatecarpus, Mosasaurus, Denmark, Cretaceous, Maastrichtian
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-320
JournalNetherlands Journal of Geosciences-Geologie en Mijnbouw
Volume84
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes