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mosasaur

[′mō·sə‚sȯr]
(paleontology)
Any reptile of the genus Mosasaurus ; large, aquatic, fish-eating lizards from the Cretaceous which are related to the monitors but had paddle-shaped limbs.
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Palaeopathology and injury in the extinct mosasaurs (Lepidosauromorpha, Squamata) and implications for modern reptiles.
What is really interesting about this is that we have no molecular data for mosasaurs at all," Wiens points out.
The unique soft tissue remains were obtained from a 55 million-year-old leatherback turtle, an 85 million-year-old mosasaur and a 196 million-year-old ichthyosaur.
Late cretaceous mosasaurs from Sokoto District, Nigeria.
Mosasaurs were various kinds of large carnivorous aquatic reptiles that lived in the Cretaceous Period (between about 68 million and 140 million years ago).
A blind man could probably identify various genera of mosasaurs (the family of marine lizards that Tylosaurus belongs to) because they didn't all have the same sort of scales.
the origin of aquatic mosasaurs from terrestrial lizards (6 pp.
As Dolly travels through the stages of her life, experiencing the world from her spot near the bottom of the food chain, she encounters such fellow marine creatures as long-necked pleisosaurs, giant turtles, ferocious, flippered crocs, fierce sharks, and the most dangerous "sea monsters" of all, the mosasaurs.
Tylosaurus proriger is one of the largest mosasaurs (REPTILIA: SQUAMATA).
The evidence we provide here makes it clear that similar to some lineages of cetaceans, mosasaurs quickly adapted to a variety of aquatic environments, with some groups re- invading available niches in freshwater habitats.
Aigialosaurs is one of the oldest and most primitive ancestors of Mosasaurs (DUTCHAK, 2005; DUTCHAK & CALDWELL, 2009; DALLA VECCHIA et al.