mosasaur


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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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It was about twice the size of the biggest mosasaur previously found in Antarctica, which had a skull just over 2ft long.
The September open house features the highly anticipated Mosasaur skull, which just arrived from a laboratory in Utah where the bones were removed from the surrounding rock and assembled into a 3D skull.
During the Age of the dinosaurs, huge reptiles, such as mosasaurs and ichthyosaurs, ruled the seas.
A gravid mosasaur (Plioplatecarpus) from South Dakota.
Fossilized remains of an extinct type of reptile called a mosasaur have been found at a quarry in the town of Nagao, Kagawa Prefecture, in western Japan, researchers familiar with the discovery said Tuesday.
Other standouts include an imposing Triceratops, a 68-foot long-necked Mamenchisaurus, and specimens from California and the water that once covered it -- the mosasaur Plotosaurus, and the plesiosaur Morenosaurus are both cantilevered over the main floor in a breathtaking, gravity-defying scene.
Subsequent studies have suggested Krech's description seemed to depict a Mosasaur, which measured 49ft to 57ft and was the star of the recent Jurassic World movie, but which became extinct at least 66 million years ago.
One of the biggest dinosaurs in "Jurassic World" is a water dinosaur that may be the Mosasaur.
The findings are backed by several recent plesiosaur and mosasaur fossil discoveries and the fossil record of a few lizards from the Cretaceous Period, which had embryos in the mother and had live birth.
9:45 TOOTH AGE AND GROWTH RATE IN THE MOSASAUR TYLOSAURUS PRORIGER **, Zachary T.
Clidastes, pictured above with Dr Michael Bassett, keeper of Geology, is a type of Mosasaur that dates from around 80 million years ago.