Named By: Miguel Telles Antunes - 1964.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Squamata, Mosasauridae, Plioplatecarpinae.
Species: A. bocagei (type).
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.
- 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.