Angolasaurus

Name: Angolasaurus ‭(‬Angola lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: An-go-la-sore-us.
Named By: Miguel Telles Antunes‭ ‬-‭ ‬1964.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Squamata,‭ ‬Mosasauridae,‭ ‬Plioplatecarpinae.
Species: A.‭ ‬bocagei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Roughly about 4 meters long.
Known locations: Angola.
Time period: Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Although first discovered in Angola,‭ ‬it‭’‬s entirely plausible that Angolasaurus had a wider distribution since it was a marine creature and had the freedom of the ocean to travel.‭ ‬As a plioplatecarpine mosasaur,‭ ‬Angolasaurus is considered to be related to Platecarpus,‭ ‬Plioplatecarpus and Selmasaurus amongst others.

Further reading
- O Neocretacio e o Cenozoico do litoral de Angola. - Junta de Investigcoes do Ultramar 1-254. - M. T. Antunes - 1964.
- The mosasaur "Angolasaurus" bocagei (Reptilia: Mosasauridae) from the Turonian of Angola re-interpreted as the earliest member of the genus Platecarpus. - Paläontologische Zeitschrift. 68 (1–2). - Theagartan Lingham-Soliar - 1994.
- The occurrence and geological setting of cretaceous dinosaurs, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and turtles from Angola. - Paleont. Soc. Korea. 22. - Louis L. Jacobs, Octávio Mateus, Michael J. Polcyn, Anne S. Schulp, Miguel Telles Antunes, Maria Luísa Morais & Tatiana da Silva Tavares - 2006.



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