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Johan Lindgren

Johan Lindgren

Senior lecturer

Johan Lindgren

Dental and vertebral morphology of the enigmatic mosasaur Dollosaurus (Reptilia, Mosasauridae) from the lower Campanian (Upper Cretaceous) of southern Sweden

Author

  • Johan Lindgren

Summary, in English

Teeth, jawbone fragments and vertebrae of an unusual mosasaurine mosasaur, Dollosaurns, have been collected from marine strata of latest early Campanian age in the Kristianstad Basin, southern Sweden. This material enables a detailed analysis of dental and vertebral characters, which, in turn, are used to tentatively distinguish Dollosaurus from the closely related globidensine Prognathodon. However, the evidence is contradictory, and two evolutionary scenarios are possible: (1) the two genera represent separate offshoots of a single lineage; or (2) Dollosaurns represents the most basal 'Prognathodon-like' taxon known so far.

Department/s

  • Lithosphere and Biosphere Science

Publishing year

2005

Language

English

Pages

17-25

Publication/Series

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark

Volume

52

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Geological Society of Denmark

Topic

  • Geology

Keywords

  • vertebrae
  • teeth
  • Sweden
  • Prognathodon
  • Dollosaurus
  • Mosasauridae
  • Campanian
  • Cretaceous

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0011-6297