Xenodens calminechari gen. et sp. nov., a bizarre mosasaurid (Mosasauridae, Squamata) with shark-like cutting teeth from the upper Maastrichtian of Morocco, North Africa

@article{Longrich2021XenodensCG,
  title={Xenodens calminechari gen. et sp. nov., a bizarre mosasaurid (Mosasauridae, Squamata) with shark-like cutting teeth from the upper Maastrichtian of Morocco, North Africa},
  author={Nicholas R. Longrich and Nathalie Bardet and Anne S. Schulp and Nour-Eddine Jalil},
  journal={Cretaceous Research},
  year={2021}
}

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