Definition of Mosasaurus. Meaning of Mosasaurus. Synonyms of Mosasaurus

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Definition of Mosasaurus

Mosasaurus
Mosasaurus Mos`a*sau"rus, n. [NL., fr. L. Mosa the River Meuse (on which Meastricht is situated) + Gr. ? a lizard.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct marine reptiles allied to the lizards, but having the body much elongated, and the limbs in the form of paddles. The first known species, nearly fifty feet in length, was discovered in Cretaceous beds near Maestricht, in the Netherlands. [Written also Mososaurus.]

Meaning of Mosasaurus from wikipedia

- when he named it Mosasaurus in reference to its origin in fossil deposits near the Meuse River. The exact affinities of Mosasaurus as a squamate remain...
- saskatchwanensis. The dentary is robust, though not as strongly built as it is in Mosasaurus, Prognathodon, or Plesiotylosaurus. The ventral margin of the dentary...
- This research history of Mosasaurus do****ents the historical, cultural, and scientific accounts surrounding the Mosasaurus, a genus of extinct aquatic...
- Maƫstricht was not actually named Mosasaurus ('Meuse reptile') until 1822 and not given its full species name, Mosasaurus hoffmannii, until 1829. Several...
- anceps) were closer to Mosasaurus than to Prognathodon and that Liodon should perhaps instead by synonymized with Mosasaurus (though no formal proposal...
- design for the Mosasaurus and ILM refined it. The animators referenced crocodiles for the creature's swimming pattern. The Mosasaurus was originally designed...
- Formation of Niger. The type specimen was first described in 1930 as Mosasaurus nigeriensis, but subsequent remains revealed a highly unique set of adaptations...
- Commons has media related to Coleophora mosasaurus. Wikispecies has information related to Coleophora mosasaurus. Notes on Coleophora (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae)...
- oldest known Mosasaurus, but further preparation uncovered features indicating a new intermediate genus and species between Mosasaurus and the more primitive...
- defined as all descendants of the last common ancestor of the mosasaur Mosasaurus hoffmannii and dolichosaurs Dolichosaurus, Coniasaurus, and Adriosaurus...