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sharpteeth posted a topic in Questions & AnswersHi everyone! Can someone help me with the naming of Moroccon Mosasaurs? I recently aquired a Mosasaur tooth (with root). And the person who dug it up said it belonged to a Prognathodon L. anceps Owen. I did some reading and I found there has been alot of discussion about the name and it has changed over the years. I am confused now. So what I understand is that due to lack of scientific observation of the fossils in Morocco, the P. anceps is not officially assigned to a specific family of mosasaurs. Correct me if I am wrong? But what is the most
Praefectus posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionI have been reading up on Moroccan mosasaurs and one point of confusion that I have run into is differentiating teeth from Prognathodon anceps and Prognathodon giganteus. There seems to be a great deal of overlap in their descriptions and occasional contradictions in the scientific literature. The first issue I’ve noticed is that there seems to be a great deal of confusion over what to even call the two species. Leiodon anceps (Owen, 1841-1845) was based on two tooth fragments and a section of jawbone. The genus was renamed Liodon by Agassiz (1846) because the