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Specimen #: M.74.06.06

Collection: Mosasauridae > Mosasaur, Tylosaurus, "Bruce"

Status: stored


Largest Mosasaur in Canada. Approximately 43 feet long.



NICHOLLS, E.L. 1988. Marine Vertebrates of the Pembina Member of the Pierre Shale (Campanian, Upper Cretaceous) of Manitoba and their Significance to the Biogeography of the Western Interior Seaway. University of Calgary, pp. ii-317. NICHOLLS, E.L. 1988. The First Record of the Mosasaur Hainosaurus (Reptilia: Lacertilia) from North America. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 25 Number 10, pp. 1564 - 1570. BULLARD, T.S. and CALDWELL, M.W. 2007. The Anatomy and Systematics of Tylosaurine Mosasaurs. Abstract Booklet, Second Mosasaur Meeting, Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, Kansas. p. 9. ELLIS. R. 2003. Sea Dragons. Predators of the Prehistoric Oceans. University Press of Kansas, p. 230. BULLARD, T.S. 2006. Anatomy and Systematics of North American Tylosaurine Mosasaurs. Master of Science Thesis, University of Alberta, pp. 1-208. Hatcher, J. 2009. Palaeotaxonomy of the Pierre Shale Formation in Southern Manitoba. Abstracts Volume, Thirteenth Annual Alberta Palaeontology Symposium, pp.16-20, Mouint Royal College, Calgary. BULLARD, T.S., and M.W. CALDWELL. 2010. Redescription and rediagnosis ofthe tylosaurine mosasaur Hainosaurus pembinensis Nicholls, 1988, as Tylosaurus pembinensis (Nicholls, 1988). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(2): 416-426.

Common Name: Mosasaur, Tylosaurus, "Bruce"
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Lacertilia/Squamata
Family: Mosasauridae
Genus: Tylosaurus
Species: pembinensis
Geo Period: Cretaceous
Epoch: Campanian
Formation: Pierre Shale
Member: Pembina
Current Location: Manitoba Escarpment
Credit: Dr. Elizabeth L. Nicholls, Henry Isaak, Donald Bell, David Lumgair, Joseph Hatcher
Current Condition