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The Mosasaurs This is a mosasaur

-70000000/-68000000

Museum of Natural Sciences (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

Museum of Natural Sciences (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

At the time when the tyrannosaurs ruled the continents, gigantic predatory lizards roamed the seas. These were the mosasaurs.

Look at a mosasaur: it is a long animal with limbs transformed into flippers, as in turtles and dolphins. The oldest mosasaurs would have swum with snake-like undulating movements, like eels. But those exhibited here were more evolved: only the tail moved, from side to side, in a powerful to-and-fro motion. The flippers were used for balance and steering.

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  • Title: The Mosasaurs This is a mosasaur
  • Creator: Drawing: RBINS
  • Date Created: -70000000/-68000000
  • Location: Ciply, Belgium
  • Medium: 2D reconstruction

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