Platecarpus coryphaeus (NHMW-Geo 1911/0006/0026)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
3D scan of a skull and mandible of the mosasaurid Platecarpus coryphaeus. He was an aquatic predator during the late Cretaceous, living about 81–85 million years ago. Mosasaurids are members of the order Squamata and are therefore relatives of lizards and snakes. Fossils of Platecarpus are found predominantly in North America, but were perhaps also occurring in Europe, Africa & New Zealand.
This skull of Platecarpus coryphaeus will be on display in the upcoming exhibition “CineSaurs” that opens on October 19, 2021 at the NHM Vienna.
Inventory number: NHMW-Geo 1911/0006/0026
Specimen: Platecarpus coryphaeus (Cope, 1872)
Locality: Logan County, Kansas, USA
Collection: Natural History Museum Vienna, Geology & Paleontology Dept., Vertebrate Coll. (curator: Ursula Göhlich)
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Scanned and edited by Nikola Brodtmann & Viola Winkler (NHMW)
Text by Ursula Göhlich
Scanner: Artec Leo. Infrastructure funded by the FFG.