A New Genus and Subfamily of Mosasaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of Northern Italy

  title={A New Genus and Subfamily of Mosasaurs from the Upper Cretaceous of Northern Italy},
  author={Alessandro Palci and Michael Wayne Caldwell and Cesare Andrea Papazzoni},
ABSTRACT A new genus and two new species of mosasaurs are described from five specimens collected during quarrying operations in the ‘Lastame’ lithotype located in the mountains of northern Italy just to the north of Verona (lower Turonian—lower Santonian). These mosasaurs share some anatomical characters with the North American taxon Russellosaurus coheni, but the presence of distinctive features suggests placement into two new species within a new genus (e.g., forked distal tip of… 
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