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Shane McAlister conserves and reconstructs a Mosasaur at Crystal World

Mosasaur Fossil

Mosasaur Fossil

Mosasaur Fossil

Mosasaur Fossil

Mosasaurus was among the last of the mosasaurids and among the largest. As with most mosasaurids, the legs and feet ofMosasaurus were modified into flippers, and the front flippers were larger than the hind flippers. The largest known species, Mosasaurus hoffmannii, reached lengths up to 18 metres (59 ft),[1]slightly longer than its relatives Tylosaurus and HainosaurusMosasaurus was also more robust than related mosasaurids. The skull was more robust than in other mosasaurids, and the lower jaws (mandibles) attached very tightly to the skull. They had deep, barrel-shaped bodies and, with their fairly large eyes, poor binocular vision and poorly developed olfactory bulbs, experts believe that Mosasaurus lived near the ocean surface where they preyed on fish, turtles, ammonites, smaller mosasaurids, and plesiosaurians. Although they were able to dive, they evidently did not venture into deeper waters.



Fossil News

Employment! Want to work at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum?

They need nine Museum guides and are hiring now!

Where to collect fossils in Australia

“Fossils are a part of our natural heritage and while the vast majority of fossils found by amateur collectors are worth very little in monetary terms, they may be important scientifically. ”

A great article from The Australian Museum

An article from The Australian Government about fossils including do’s and don’ts for amateur collectors

How to collect fossils

An article regarding some of the challenges faced by Paleontologists

Fossils are sometimes found by accident


Evidence of a new geological epoch?

Deep Ocean circulation affects climate

Dinosaur extinction and the rise of Mammals

A new species of ornithopod dinosaur has been discovered in Spain dating back 125 million years to the Barremian stage of the Early Cretaceous epoch

A team of paleontologists has discovered several early Cambrian (535 million years old) fossils of kinorhynch worms, including the new species Eokinorhynchus rarus and two unnamed but related forms.

2.5-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Peaches Found in China

A new analysis of the Cretaceous fossil Dinilysia patagonica is helping paleontologists solve an old scientific puzzle – how ancient snakes lost their limbs.

Dinosaurs Evolved in a Startlingly Short Time

An Ancient Nessie? Long-Neck Dinos Once Prowled Scottish Lagoon

Mysterious Group of Extinct Humans Was More Diverse Than Neandertals

Specialist Publications

Science Daily, Paleontology and Archaeology subjects, updated frequently

Sci- News, Paleontology

Science Mag, Paleontology News


Australian Museum

Age of Fishes Museum Australia

Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology Canada

Museum für Naturkunde Germany

Field Museum USA

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science

National Dinosaur Museum Australia

Wyoming Dinosaur Center USA

Zigong Dinosaur Museum China

Iziko Museum South Africa