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New Kansas Moasasaur

Just a short note to announce two new mosasaur pages at Oceans of Kansas Paleontology. One reviewer referred to them as "Beauty and the Beast"

In this case, the "Beast" is an ugly Pierre Shale fossil (invaded by selenite) which happens to be the first Kansas record of the mosasaur _Plioplatecarpus_. The specimen consists of major elements of the skull (a complete muzzle but no quadrates), a mixture of cervical and dorsal vertebrae and a few rib fragments. There are pictures on my website at:
< http://www.oceansofkansas.com/kansplio.html >

The little "Beauty" is a nicely preserved, quite small specimen of _Clidastes propython_ from the upper Smoky Hill Chalk of western Kansas. Those pictures appear on this webpage:
< http://www.oceansofkansas.com/clidaste.html >

As usual, comments or corrections are appreciated.


Mike Everhart  < www.oceansofkansas.com >
Adjunct Curator of Paleontology
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS