Quantcast

Latest Mosasaurs Stories

sea monster pigment
2014-01-09 04:50:18

Newly discovered fossilized skin pigments from a trio of multi-million-year-old marine reptiles reveal that these real-life sea monsters were at least partially dark colored when they were alive, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Nature.

Freshwater Mosasaur Fossils Found In Hungary
2012-12-20 11:36:53

Hungarian paleontologists have discovered evidence of a new freshwater-dwelling species of mosasaur, an ancient lizard that thrived during the Late Cretaceous period, about 84 million years ago.

2011-11-17 15:30:41

Extinct animals hide their secrets well, but an exceptionally well-preserved fossil of an aquatic reptile, with traces of soft tissue present, is providing scientists a new window into the behavior of these ancient swimmers.

2011-05-02 19:22:00

Fossil – just stone? No, a research team in Lund, Sweden, has discovered primary biological matter in a fossil of an extinct varanoid lizard (a mosasaur) that inhabited marine environments during Late Cretaceous times.

004b2c5559bcdcc8b86fdbf9bd1e32cf1
2010-08-10 09:21:33

One of the ocean's most formidable marine predators, the marine mosasaur Platecarpus, lived in the Cretaceous Period some 85 million years ago and was thought to have swum like an eel.

2008-08-29 15:15:00

80-million-year-old fossil unearthed in western Canada OTTAWA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- A 11-meter-long fossil estimated to be 80 million years old has been unearthed in western Canada, scientists announced Thursday.

a0b763597a9bdf42fd2f24595bfa22cf1
2005-11-17 07:15:00

Amateur fossil hunter Van Turner felt certain he had found something important during his search of earth turned up by bulldozers making way for a new subdivision in Dallas County. Turner found a reptile now known as Dallasaurus turneri.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.