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    Mattel FNG24 - Jurassic World Dinosaurier Spielzeug Mosasaurus mit real feel Dinohaut: yesteryearfiction.com: Spielzeug. Mosasaurus ist eine Gattung der Mosasaurier, einer ausgestorbenen Familie großer Meeresreptilien aus der Zeit der Oberkreide. Die Gattung war namensgebend für die Mosasauridae, Schuppenkriechtiere, die hochgradig an eine aquatische Lebensweise. Ein Mosasaurus im Jahr auf Isla Nublar. So entstanden unter anderem Projekte zur Erschaffung von Mosasauriern, darunter mindestens einem Tylosaurus.

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    Mosasaurus (il cui nome significa "lucertola del fiume Mosa") è un genere estinto di rettile marino mosasauride vissuto nel Cretaceo superiore, circa milioni di anni fa (Maastrichtiano), in Europa occidentale, in Marocco e in Nord yesteryearfiction.com genere conta, attualmente, cinque specie: la specie tipo M. hoffmannii, M. missouriensis, M. conodon, M. lemonnieri e M. beaugei. Mosasaurus („Echse von der Maas“) ist eine Gattung der Mosasaurier (Mosasauridae), einer ausgestorbenen Familie großer Meeresreptilien aus der Zeit der yesteryearfiction.com Gattung war namensgebend für die Mosasauridae, Schuppenkriechtiere, die hochgradig an eine aquatische Lebensweise angepasst waren. William Daniel Conybeare veröffentlichte die . Mosasaurus the marine reptile Although‭ ‬probably‭ ‬not‭ ‬quite‭ ‬as long as some of the larger mosasaurs,‭ ‬Mosasaurus seems to have been one of the more heavily built.‭ ‬In fact Mosasaurus was so robust that a skull discovered in‭ ‬‭ ‬was mistakenly classed as belonging to Prognathodon,‭ ‬a mosasaur that specialised in eating armoured prey.‭ ‬Being.
    Mosasaurus Mosasaurus ist eine Gattung der Mosasaurier, einer ausgestorbenen Familie großer Meeresreptilien aus der Zeit der Oberkreide. Die Gattung war namensgebend für die Mosasauridae, Schuppenkriechtiere, die hochgradig an eine aquatische Lebensweise. Dieser Artikel wurde aufgrund von formalen oder inhaltlichen Mängeln in der Qualitätssicherung Biologie im Abschnitt „Paläontologie“ zur Verbesserung. Jahrhunderts unter anderem am Fossil von Mosasaurus hoffmannii erstmals in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, dass die Möglichkeit des Aussterbens von. Mattel FNG24 - Jurassic World Dinosaurier Spielzeug Mosasaurus mit real feel Dinohaut: yesteryearfiction.com: Spielzeug. Hinnov Centennial Museum and Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Skandinavische Rezepte at El Paso. Namespaces Article Talk. Hilburn; Ross N. Commons Wikispecies. Anzeigen: Galerieansicht. Bei einer Ausgrabung in Jordanien wurde das Fossil eines Prognathodon gefunden, das Haare Flechten Zwei Zöpfe Schwanzflosse hat, deren längerer Teil nach unten ragt anstatt nach oben wie bei den meisten Haien.

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    Mosasaurus Mosasaurus is an aquatic lizard which lived approximately 70 million to 65 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered during the midth century in Maastricht, Netherlands and eventually collected by Jean-Baptiste Drouin. Mosasaur, (family Mosasauridae), extinct aquatic lizards that attained a high degree of adaptation to the marine environment and were distributed worldwide during the Cretaceous Period ( million to million years ago). The mosasaurs competed with other marine reptiles—the plesiosaurs and. Mosasaurus (/ ˌ m oʊ z ə ˈ s ɔː r ə s /; "lizard of the Meuse River") is the type genus of the mosasaurs, an extinct group of aquatic squamate yesteryearfiction.com lived from about 82 to 66 million years ago during the Campanian and Maastrichtian stages of the Late Cretaceous. Mosasaurus hoffmannii, the largest known species, may have reached up to 17 m (56 ft) in length. Currently, the largest publicly exhibited mosasaur skeleton in the world is on display at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Manitoba. The specimen, nicknamed "Bruce", is just over 13 m (43 ft) long. The Mosasaurus was a genus of small to monstrous sea-dwelling reptiles that lived in the waters of the Late Cretaceous oceans during the Maastrichtian geologic timescale. It included the species of mosasaurs viz. M. missouriensis, M. conodon, M. lemonnieri, and M. beaugei. These carnivores are often referred to as the ‘T-Rex of the seas’.
    Mosasaurus Romeosaurus Russellosaurus Yaguarasaurus. Possible thermoregulation of Late Cretaceous mosasaurs Reptilia, Squamata indicated by stable oxygen isotopes in fossil bioapatite in comparison with coeval marine fish and pelagic seabirds". However, shreds of evidence suggest that the Native Americans from the Midwestern parts of the United States discovered the remains Auerochse this intimidating aquatic creature long before the fossils were officially described for the first time. Romeosaurus Russellosaurus Yaguarasaurus. These fossils were variously interpreted as belonging to fish, whales, and even crocodiles; the closest guess by Switched At Birth Stream Dutch naturalist Adriaan Camper was that they were giant monitor lizards. Cuvier never made Make It Or Break It Staffel 4 instead, he himself adopted Mosasaurus as the species' Twd Staffel 6 Folgen and designated MNHN AC as its holotype. Aiolosaurus Cherminotus Megalania Ovoo Saniwa Saniwides Varanus amnhophilis. Kyser; W. Egli Mosasaurus che il fossile fossero le ossa di un "grande Die Herrschaft Der Ninja che respira" Pisces cetaceiin altre parole una balena. This has been Mosasaurus Interstellar Oscar to Owen's lack of clear knowledge regarding the postcranial anatomy of Mosasaurusbut paleontologist and paleoartist Mark P. Synonyms of genus [5] [6]. These were once interpreted as a result of limpets attaching themselves to the ammonites, but the triangular shape of the holes, their size, and their presence on both sides of the shells, corresponding to upper and lower jaws, is evidence of the bite of medium-sized mosasaurs. Behlke The northern Mosasaurus margin provides a warm-temperate climate that was dominated by mosasaurs and sea turtles. Clidastes moorevillensis.

    Le pinne, come quelle dei moderni cetacei , erano sostenute da cinque dita nelle pinne anteriori e quattro in quelle posteriori, unite tra loro a formare un'unica pinna.

    La coda dell'animale era molto forte e sinuosa, e alcuni fossili di mosasauridi suggeriscono la punta della coda avesse una biforcazione, come la coda degli squali e di alcuni ittiosauri Lindgren et al.

    Nel , sono stati descritti diversi esemplari di mosasauride con impronte di pelle ben conservata, tutti provenienti dal Maastrichtiano , della formazione Muwaqqar di Harrana, in Giordania.

    Negli esemplari di Harrana sono presenti due tipi di scaglie in un solo esemplare: scaglie carenate, molto simili a quelle dei moderni varani , che ricoprivano la parte superiore del corpo e scaglie lisce sul ventre.

    Dal momento che i mosasauri erano probabilmente predatori d'agguato, si suppone che questi animali avrebbero potuto beneficiare notevolmente della mancanza di riflesso delle scaglie carenate Kaddumi, Lo stesso Mosasaurus fa parte della sottofamiglia dei Mosasaurinae.

    Ad esempio, la specie americana gigante M. Oggi solo cinque specie sono generalmente riconosciute come valide: la specie tipo M.

    Il cladogramma riportato qui di seguito mostra l'analisi filogenetica dei mosasauri, secondo gli studi di DV Grigoriev : [6].

    Clidastes liodontus. Clidastes moorevillensis. Clidastes propython. Globidens alabamaensis. Globidens dakotensis.

    Prognathodon saturator. Prognathodon currii. Prognathodon solvayi. Plesiotylosaurus crassidens. Eremiasaurus heterodontus. Hawkins sculpted the model under the direction of the English paleontologist Sir Richard Owen , who was informed on the possible appearance of Mosasaurus primarily based on the holotype skull.

    Given the knowledge of the possible relationships between Mosasaurus and monitor lizards, Hawkins depicted the prehistoric animal as essentially a water-going monitor lizard.

    The head was large and boxy, which was informed by Owen's estimations of the holotype skull's dimensions being 2. The skin was given a robust scaley texture similar to those found in larger monitor lizards such as the komodo dragon.

    Depicted limbs include a right single flipper, which reflected on the aquatic nature of Mosasaurus.

    However, the model was uniquely sculpted deliberately incomplete, with only the head, back, and single flipper having been constructed.

    This has been commonly attributed to Owen's lack of clear knowledge regarding the postcranial anatomy of Mosasaurus , but paleontologist and paleoartist Mark P.

    Witton found this unlikely given that Owen was able to guide a full speculative reconstruction of a Dicynodon sculpture which was also known solely from skulls at the time.

    Witton instead suggested that time and financial constraints may have influenced Hawkins to cut corners and sculpt the Mosasaurus model in a way that would be incomplete but visually acceptable.

    The depiction of Mosasaurus with a boxy head, side-positioned nose, and flippers contradicted the studies of Goldfuss , whose examinations of the vertebrae and near-complete and undistorted skull of M.

    The ignorance of these findings may have been due to a general ignorance of Goldfuss's studies by other contemporaneous scientists.

    Confirmed species other than M. Case reexamined the holotype fossils and found that the species belonged under Mosasaurus instead and renamed it Mosasaurus conodon.

    The fourth species M. The skull was one of many fossils donated to the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences by Alfred Lemonnier, the director of the quarry; as such, Dollo named the species in his honor.

    These fossils include multiple partial skeletons, which were enough to almost represent the entire skeleton of M. All known fossils of the species reside in the collections of the same museum; the holotype skull is cataloged as IRSNB R Paleontologist Theagarten Lingham-Soliar of Nelson Mandela University suggested two reasons for such neglect: the first reason was that M.

    The second reason was that M. However, he declared that better studies of M. Lucas of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science , who both examined the skull of M.

    However, there are still some differences such as the exclusive presence of fluting in M. The fifth species, M. One of the teeth, which is cataloged as MNHN PMC 7, was designated as the holotype.

    In a study, paleontologists led by Nathalie Bardet of the same museum reexamined Arambourg's teeth and found that only three can be firmly attributed to M.

    Two of the other teeth were described as having variations that may possibly be within the species but were ultimately not referred to M.

    The study also described more complete M. The type species of Mosasaurus is one of the largest mosasaurs known. As the species is well-represented by fossil skulls, the length of the skull or lower jaw can be extrapolated to a hypothetical ratio between it and the total length.

    The study estimated that an M. Isolated bones suggest that some M. It was not stated whether the ratio from Russell was applied.

    Based on measurements of various Belgian skeletons, Dollo estimated that M. The skull of Mosasaurus is conical and tapers off to a short and conical rostrum that extends a little beyond the premaxillary teeth.

    Above the gum line in both jaws, a single-file pattern of small pits known as foramina are lined parallel to the jawline; they are used to hold the terminal branches of jaw nerves.

    A number of foramina are also present along the rostrum in a pattern similar to that found in skulls of Clidastes.

    They are positioned more posteriorly than any other mosasaur and begin above the fourth or fifth maxillary teeth; posterior positioning is only exceeded in Goronyosaurus.

    The palatal complex, which consists of the pterygoid bones, palatine bone , and nearby bones of other processes, was tightly packed to provide greater cranial stability.

    The neurocranium provided a brain that was narrow and relatively small compared to other mosasaurs. In contrast, the braincase of the mosasaur Plioplatecarpus marshi provided for a brain around twice the size of that in M.

    Spaces within the braincase providing for the occipital lobe and cerebral hemisphere are narrow and shallow, suggesting that such brain parts were relatively small.

    The parietal foramen in Mosasaurus , which is associated with the parietal eye , is the smallest in the Mosasauridae family.

    The features of teeth in Mosasaurus vary across species, but characteristics that unify the genus include highly prismatic surfaces prism-shaped enamel circumference , two opposite cutting edges, and a design specialized for cutting prey.

    Like all mosasaurs, Mosasaurus had four types of teeth which were named after the jaw bones they were located on. On the upper jaw, there were three types and were the premaxillary teeth, maxillary teeth , and pterygoid teeth.

    On the lower jaw, only one type, the dentary teeth , were present. In each jaw row, from front to back, Mosasaurus had: two premaxillary teeth, twelve to sixteen maxillary teeth, and eight to sixteen pterygoid teeth on the upper jaw and fourteen to seventeen dentary teeth on the lower jaw.

    Mosasaurus possessed a thecodont dentition , meaning that the roots of its teeth were deeply cemented within the jaw bone.

    Mosasaurus did not utilize permanent teeth and constantly shed them. Replacement teeth develop within the roots of the original tooth inside a resorption pit through an eight-stage process that is autapomorphic , or distinctly unique, to mosasaurs.

    The first stage is characterized by the mineralization of a small tooth crown developed elsewhere that descends into the resorption pit by the second stage.

    In the third stage, the developing crown firmly cements itself within the resorption pit and grows in size; by the fourth stage, it is of the same size as the crown in the original tooth.

    Stages five and six are characterized by the development of the replacement tooth's root: in stage five the root develops vertically, and in stage six the root expands in all directions, to the point that the replacement tooth becomes exposed and actively pushes on the original tooth.

    In the seventh stage, the original tooth is shed and the now-independent replacement tooth begins to anchor itself into the vacancy.

    In the eighth and final stage, the replacement tooth has grown to firmly anchor itself. The most complete skeleton of Mosasaurus , whose species-level identification is debated [11] [7] and is on display at the Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology under the catalog SDSM , has seven cervical vertebrae in the neck, thirty-eight dorsal vertebrae which includes thoracic and lumbar vertebrae in the back, and eight pygal vertebrae front tail vertebrae lacking haemal arches followed by sixty-eight caudal vertebrae in the tail.

    All species of Mosasaurus have seven cervical vertebrae, but other vertebral counts vary among them. Various partial skeletons of M. Extensive cartilage likely connected the ribs with the sternum , which would have facilitated breathing movements and compression when in deeper waters.

    The tail is bilobed and hypocercal , which means that the tail vertebrae extends toward the lower lobe. The centra [i] of the tail vertebrae gradually shorten around the center of the tail and lengthen behind the center, suggesting rigidness around the tail center and excellent flexibility posterior to it.

    Like most advanced mosasaurs, the tail bends slightly downwards as it approached the center, but this bend is at a small degree with little offset from the body.

    Mosasaurus also has large haemal arches in the caudal vertebrae that bend near the middle of the tail, which contrasts with the reduction of haemal arches in other marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs.

    These and other features support a large and powerful paddle-like fluke in Mosasaurus. The forelimbs of Mosasaurus are wide and robust.

    The radius and ulna are short, but the former is taller and larger than the latter. The overall structure of the paddle is compressed, similar to that in Plotosaurus , and is well-suited for utilization for faster swimming.

    The ilium is rod-like and slender; in M. Because the rules of nomenclature were not well defined at the time, 19th century scientists did not give Mosasaurus a proper diagnosis during its first descriptions.

    This led to ambiguity regarding the definition of the genus, which led it to become a wastebasket taxon that contained as many as fifty different species.

    The taxonomic issue was so severe that there were cases of species that were found to be junior synonyms of species that were found to be junior synonyms themselves For example, four taxa became junior synonyms of M.

    This issue was recognized by many scientists at the time, but efforts to clean up the taxonomy of Mosasaurus were hindered due to a lack of a clear diagnosis.

    In , Russell published Systematics and Morphology of American Mosasaurs , which contained one of the earliest proper diagnoses of Mosasaurus. Although his work is considered incomplete as he worked solely on North American representatives and did not examine European representatives such as M.

    He identified eight species that he considered valid— M. During the late 20th century, scientists described four additional species from fossils found in the Pacific— M.

    In , the doctoral thesis of paleontologist Halle Street of the University of Alberta was published.

    This thesis, supervised by paleontologist Michael Caldwell, performed the first proper description and diagnosis of M. A phylogenetic study was performed in the thesis, which tested the relationships between M.

    Of the twelve candidate species, only M. The placement of M. Representatives of M. Lastly, the study found that the IRSNB R12 skull was a distinct species of Mosasaurus.

    It was named M. Street stated in her thesis that its contents are intended to be published as scientific papers. The diagnosis of the Mosasaurus holotype was published in a peer-reviewed paper co-authored with Caldwell.

    Mosasaurus is a member of the order Squamata which comprises lizards and snakes and the type genus of the family Mosasauridae and subfamily Mosasaurinae.

    The genus also belongs to a tribe traditionally shared with the mosasaur genera Eremiasaurus , Plotosaurus , [61] and Moanasaurus , [k] [60] but the naming of this tribe is controversial.

    It was originally erected by Russell under the name Mosasaurini. Russell's description of the tribe was based on the belief that Plotosaurus was not closely related to Mosasaurus , which was classified into a separate tribe called the Plotosaurini.

    In a study, paleontologist Gorden Bell recovered Plotosaurus as a sister genus to Mosasaurus. This rendered the Mosasaurini tribe paraphyletic , which meant that it now contains a descendant lineage Plotosaurini that is not classified under it.

    While other scientists agree that a tribe containing Mosasaurus should be monophyletic , they argue that Mosasaurini should be the valid tribe.

    For example, in a study, Aaron LeBlanc, Caldwell, and Bardet argued that, while it is not necessarily invalid, abandoning Mosasaurini would not follow the general principle of the type genus carrying over to all ranks in a classification hierarchy, and that the original diagnostics of the Plotosaurini is outdated.

    The specific placement of mosasaurs within the Squamata, and thus the relationship of Mosasaurus with modern reptiles, has been controversial since its inception.

    Cuvier was the first scientist to deeply analyze the possible taxonomic placement of Mosasaurus. While his original hypothesis that the genus was a lizard with affinities to monitor lizards remained the most popular, Cuvier was uncertain, even at the time, about the accuracy of this placement.

    He simultaneously proposed a number of alternative hypotheses, with one such alternative suggesting that Mosasaurus instead had closer affinities with iguanas due to their shared presence of pterygoid teeth.

    With the absence of sufficient fossil evidence, researchers during the early and midth century had little to work with. Instead, they primarily relied on stratigraphic associations and Cuvier's research on the holotype skull.

    Thus, in-depth research on the placement of Mosasaurus was not undertaken until the discovery of more complete mosasaur fossils during the late 19th century, which reignited research on the placement of mosasaurs as squamates.

    In a span of about 30 to 40 years, paleontologists fiercely debated the issue, which created two major schools of thought: one that supported a monitor lizard relationship and one that supported a closer relationship with snakes.

    Some scientists went as far as to interpret mosasaurs as direct ancestors of snakes. One of these was the Mosasauria, a loosely-defined group erected by Marsh in but is still used by some researchers today that generally includes all descendants of the last common ancestor of Mosasaurus and some of its ancestral relatives, including the dolichosaurs Dolichosaurus and Coniasaurus and the marine squamate Adriosaurus.

    However, many studies continued to support placing mosasaurs within the Varanoidea. The debate was reignited with the publication of a cladistical study by paleontologist Michael S.

    Lee of the University of Sydney , which recovered the Mosasauroidea as a sister taxon to the snake suborder Serpentes and resurrected the argument for a snake relationship.

    Lee observed to be part of the reason for the trend of consistently classifying mosasaurs as varanoid lizards. Lee also resurrected the Pythonomorpha which had long gone out of use and redefined it to unify the Mosasauroidea and Serpentes under one clade.

    In some of these studies, the Mosasauria clade was used to represent mosasaurs. For example, a large-scale phylogenetic study by paleontologist Jack Conrad of the American Museum of Natural History recovered the Mosasauria clade in a polytomy , or unresolved sister relationships, with monitor lizards and beaded lizards ; [66] and a study led by Jacques Gauthier of Yale University recovered Mosasauria as a clade basal to both monitor lizards and snakes.

    During the s, with the advent of the field of molecular genetics , some scientists argued that combining molecular data with morphological data can illustrate more accurate relationships between mosasaurs and living squamates.

    Convergent evolution is very common among unrelated squamates, which creates many rooms for data interpretation; many of these studies had results that often contradicted each other i.

    As a result, some scientists chose to completely abandon the utilization of molecular data. A prominent approach was utilized by a multi-author study led by Todd Reeder of San Diego State University : it closely integrated morphological, molecular, and paleontological data in a large dataset to overcome previous conflicts, which revealed less-obvious "hidden" morphological support for molecular results including such that recovered Mosasauria as a sister clade to Serpentes.

    Alexander Pyron of The George Washington University in a study, which utilized a novel asymmetric approach of interpreting some problematic morphological datasets alongside molecular data, which ultimately also recovered Mosasauria as a sister clade to the Serpentes.

    One of the earliest relevant attempts at an evolutionary study of Mosasaurus was done by Russell , [75] which proposed that Mosasaurus evolved from a Clidastes -like mosasaur, and diverged into two lineages.

    Of these two hypothesized lineages, one gave rise to M. In , Bell published the first cladistical study of North American mosasaurs. In it, he incorporated the species M.

    Some findings of the study were in agreement with Russell , such as Mosasaurus descending from an ancestral group which Clidastes is a member of and M.

    Bell also found that Mosasaurus formed a sister relationship with another group that included Globidens and Prognathodon , and that M.

    First, the genus was severely underrepresented by incorporating only the three North American species M. Conrad uniquely utilized only M.

    This result indicated that M. As a result, some paleontologists caution that lower-classification results from Conrad such as the specific placement of Mosasaurus within the Mosasauria may contain technical problems that can make it inaccurate.

    Dallasaurus turneri. Clidastes liodontus. Clidastes moorevillensis. Clidastes propython. Prognathodon overtoni.

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    When productivity collapsed at the end of the Cretaceous, coincident with bolide impact, mosasaurs became extinct. Sea levels were high during the Cretaceous period, causing marine transgressions in many parts of the world, and a great inland seaway in what is now North America.

    Mosasaur fossils have been found in the Netherlands , Belgium , Denmark , Portugal , Sweden , South Africa , Spain , France , Germany , Poland , the Czech Republic , [23] Bulgaria , the United Kingdom , [24] [25] Russia , Ukraine , Kazakhstan , Azerbaijan , [26] Japan , [27] Egypt , Israel , Jordan , Syria , [28] Turkey , [29] Niger , [30] [31] Angola , Morocco , Australia , New Zealand , and on Vega Island off the coast of Antarctica.

    Tooth taxon Globidens timorensis is known from the island of Timor ; however, the phylogenetic placement of this species is uncertain and it might not even be a mosasaur.

    Mosasaurs have been found in Canada in Manitoba and Saskatchewan [33] and in much of the contiguous United States. Many of the so-called 'dinosaur' remains found on New Zealand are actually mosasaurs and plesiosaurs [ citation needed ] , both being Mesozoic predatory marine reptiles.

    The first publicized discovery of a partial fossil mosasaur skull in by quarry workers in a subterranean gallery of a limestone quarry in Mount Saint Peter , near the Dutch city of Maastricht , preceded any major dinosaur fossil discoveries, but remained little known.

    However, a second find of a partial skull drew the Age of Enlightenment 's attention to the existence of fossilized animals that were different from any known living creatures.

    When the specimen was discovered between and , Johann Leonard Hoffmann , a surgeon and fossil collector, corresponded about it with the most influential scientists of his day, making the fossil famous.

    The original owner, though, was Godding, a canon of Maastricht cathedral. When the French revolutionary forces occupied Maastricht in , the carefully hidden fossil was uncovered, after a reward, it is said, of bottles of wine, and transported to Paris.

    After it had been earlier interpreted as a fish, a crocodile, and a sperm whale, the first to understand its lizard affinities was the Dutch scientist Adriaan Gilles Camper in Several sets of mosasaur remains, which had been discovered earlier at Maastricht but were not identified as mosasaurs until the 19th century, have been on display in the Teylers Museum , Haarlem , procured from The Maastricht limestone beds were rendered so famous by the mosasaur discovery, they have given their name to the final six-million-year epoch of the Cretaceous, the Maastrichtian.

    Cladogram of the Mosasauroidea from Madzia and Cau : [38]. Yaguarasaurus columbianus. Russellosaurus coheni. Tethysaurus nopcsai.

    Komensaurus carrolli. Taniwhasaurus oweni. Taniwhasaurus antarcticus. Tylosaurus nepaeolicus. Tylosaurus proriger.

    Ectenosaurus clidastoides. Plesioplatecarpus planifrons. Selmasaurus johnsoni. Angolasaurus bocagei. Latoplatecarpus willistoni.

    Platecarpus tympaniticus. Halisaurus platyspondylus. Eonatator sternbergi. Dallasaurus turneri. Clidastes liodontus. Clidastes moorevillensis.

    Clidastes propython. Globidens dakotensis. Globidens alabamaensis. Prognathodon kianda. Eremiasaurus heterodontus. Prognathodon solvayi. Prognathodon currii.

    Prognathodon waiparaensis. Prognathodon overtoni. Prognathodon saturator. Prognathodon rapax. Plesiotylosaurus crassidens. Mosasaurus conodon. George August Goldfuss described the creature the remains of which were unearthed from the wilds of present-day Dakota by publishing his papers.

    Eventually, the specimen had been acquired by Prince Maximilian zu Wied, a German explorer, ethnologist, and naturalist, during his visit to North America.

    The body size of the species belonging to this genus could be anything between 3 and over 50 feet, which means, they were as gigantic as the megalodon.

    Some, like the dallasaurus, were as small as 3 feet, whereas the others, like the tylosaurus , were the largest. However, most of the mosasaurs were around 10 feet in length.

    While the body was barrel-shaped ending in a strong tail, their skull was elongated, with considerably large eyes, but having poor binocular vision.

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