Mosasaur Vertebral Column (gigantic marine lizard) | Darwin and Wallace: A Nature & Fossil Store
Mosasaur Vertebral Column (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Vertebral Column (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Vertebral Column (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Vertebral Column (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Vertebral Column (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Vertebral Column (gigantic marine lizard)
Mosasaur Vertebral Column (gigantic marine lizard)

Mosasaur Vertebral Column (gigantic marine lizard)

-Size: 4&7/8"L x 2"W x 3"H

-Species: undetermined (possible genera include Mosasaurus, Platecarpus, Plioplatecarpus, Prognathodon, Tylosaurus)

("Meuse Lizard" - named for the Meuse River of the Netherlands, of which the first known fossils of a mosasaur were found close to).
 
-Notes: A nice example of a vertebral column from one of the world's most highly adapted ocean predators. Made even more famous now through the Jurassic World film series.
 
-Age: Cretaceous Period, 84-72 million years ago
 
-Location: Pierre Shale Formation, South Dakota, USA



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