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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. According to the research team´s report in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, the new species of mosasaur, dubbed Pannoniasaurus, grew up to 20 feet in length and had some of the physical characteristics of both crocodiles and whales....

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2010-08-10 09:21:33

NHM Dinosaur Institute paleontologist Dr. Luis Chiappe co-authors paper that examines mosasaur fossil, considered the world's finest 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. That theory is debunked in a new paper published August 9 in the journal PLoS ONE. An international team of scientists have reconceived the animal's morphology, or body plan,...