Mosasauridae 14
Tylosaurus proriger

Conservation Status:




(,   Museum Voucher) (,   Observation) (,   Literature Record) (,   iNat Record), (  Fossil)
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  • Occurrence Summary:  
  • 66
  • 66
    Museum Vouchers 
  • 0
    Other Observations 
Some county occurrences indicated below may be too imprecise to map above.
County Breakdown: County Name (# occurrences):
Gove (5); Graham (6); Logan (35); Mitchell (1); Trego (2); Unknown (16); Wallace (1);

Natural History:


1896 Williston, Samuel W. On the extremities of Tylosaurus. The Kansas University Quarterly 6(2):97-102
1896 Williston, Samuel W. Restoration of Kansas mosasaurs. The Kansas University Quarterly 6(3):107-110
1896 Williston, Samuel W. Range and distribution of the Mosasaurs, with remarks on synonymy. The Kansas University Quarterly 6(4):177-186
1899 Williston, Samuel W. Some additional characters of Mosasaurs. The Kansas University Quarterly 8(1):39
1903 Williston, Samuel W. and Oliver C. Farrington. North American plesiosaurs. Part 1. Field Columbian Museum Geological Series 2(1):1-77
1946 Lane, Henry H. A survey of the fossil vertebrates of Kansas, Part III. The reptiles. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 49(3):289-332
1985 Schultze, Hans-Peter, L. Hunt, J. Chorn, and A. M. Neuner. Type and figured specimens of fossil vertebrates in the collection of the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History. Part II. Fossil amphibians and reptiles. University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, Miscellaneous Publication (77):1-66
Also check on several listed names not in KHA as KS taxa.
2016 Everhart, Michael J. William E. Webb — Civil War correspondent, railroad land baron, town founder, Kansas Legislator, adventurer, fossil collector, author. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 119(2):179-192
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