First Record of the Late Cretaceous Durophagous Mosasaur Carinodens belgicus (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from Volgogradskaya Oblast’ (Russia) and Crimea (Ukraine)

Anne S. Schulp, Alexander O. Averianov, Alexander A. Yarkov, Filip A. Trikolidi, John W. M. Jagt


Two new late Maastrichtian (Cretaceous) occurrences of the highly specialized, durophagous mosasaur Carinodens are recorded, one from Russia (Volgograd Region), the other from Crimea (Ukraine). Its dietary specializations and geographic distribution are briefly discussed.


Carinodens; Mosasauridae; Late Cretaceous; Maastrichtian; paleobiogeography; Volgogradskaya Oblast’; Russia; Crimea; Ukraine

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