Osteology and taxonomy of Mosasaurus conodon Cope 1881 from the Late Cretaceous of North America

  title={Osteology and taxonomy of Mosasaurus conodon Cope 1881 from the Late Cretaceous of North America},
  author={Takehito Ikejiri and Spencer G. Lucas},
  journal={Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw},
  pages={39 - 54}
  • T. IkejiriS. Lucas
  • Published 29 October 2014
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