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Re: Destroyed Fossils (was: Re: JP3 Trailer)



Steve Brusatte asked:

>>Just curious, where were these fossils being housed at when they were
destroyed??<<

The types of both _Halisaurus onchognathus_ and _Clidastes liodontus_ were at
Bayerische Staatssammlung fur Palaontologie. To my knowledge, these were the
only mosasauroid holotypes that were lost; the holotypes of at least four
species of plesiosaur were lost during bombing raids in England and Germany.

Caitlin R. Kiernan