Image: Mosasaur, Moanasaurus mangahouangae

Mosasaur, Moanasaurus mangahouangae

Mosasaur, Moanasaurus mangahouangae, based on fossil from New Zealand, Late Cretaceous, 84–66 million years ago.

Creator:
Anne Musser
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© Australian Museum

Notes

Mosasaurs were the dominant marine predators of the Late Cretaceous. They belong to the same reptilian group (Squamata) as lizards and snakes.

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Tags mosasaur, marine reptiles, squamata, Late Cretaceous, dinosaur world,