Mosasaur - ROM2007_9596_8

ROM2007_9596_8

Mosasaur

Geography: USA, Kansas: Logan County
Date: Collected and acquired in 1911
Dimensions:
length=410; width=117; height=213 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderSquamata
    • FamilyMosasauridae
    • GenusPlatecarpus
    • SpecificEpithetcoryphaeus
Object number: 7904
On view
DescriptionMosasaurs were predatory marine reptiles that lived during the age of dinosaurs. Their skeletons are very similar to those of the living monitor lizards, except that its hands and feet were modified into flippers. Their mouths were full of teeth for catching fish and squid.
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