Age - Late Cretaceous (70-66 MYA)
Origin - Morocco
The First described mosasaur fossils were found in a limestone quarry on the Meuse River in Holland in 1764. It's body size was 3 to 50 feet. Stomach contents of mosasaurs reveal ammonites, bony fish, sea turtles, plesiosaurs, and even sea birds! Mosasaurs were sleek, streamlined, and fast! They had flipper like paddles for arms and legs and a tail fin. They propelled themselves by mainly moving the large fin on their tail in a side to side motion. Mosasaurs were also covered in smooth scales which were very dark in color.
Size: 2 1/2" x 2 3/8"
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