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Meaning:Lizard of the Meuse River


Named by:William Daniel Conybeare



Period:Late Cretaceous  

Figure size:41cm x 11,5cm x 7cm (l x w x h)

Real size:56 ft long

Weight:15 tonnes

Excavated in:St Pietersberg, Maastricht, The Netherlands 

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Features:Deep barrel shaped body, Jaws were armed with large conical teeth. Their paddle like limbs had five digits in front four in the back.

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Mosasaurus gave live birth?? Had a flexible jaw much like snakes? It is thought mosasaurus probably was a surface hunter due to poor eyesight?? Mosasaurus had a varied diet? It preyed on fish and ammonites? It also ate other Mosasaurs? Eating own species is called cannibalism?

QUESTION: Is mosasaurus a mammal? A dinosaur? Or is it a reptile?

ANSWER: Mosasaurus is a true reptile, its closest relatives are Monitor lizards and Komodo dragons. 

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