Definition of Mososaurus. Meaning of Mososaurus. Synonyms of Mososaurus

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Definition of Mososaurus

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.]
Mososaurus Mos`o*sau"rus, n. [NL.] (Paleon.) Same as Mosasaurus.

Meaning of Mososaurus from wikipedia

- 1882 Synonyms of M. hoffmannii Lacerta gigantea von Sömmerring, 1820 Mososaurus hoffmannii Mantell, 1829 Mosasaurus belgicus Holl, 1829 Mosasaurus camperi...