Mosasaurus Skull Replica measures 45 inches. Mosasaurus Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Skull comes with a stand. The scientific name is Mosasaurus hoffmannii. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).
Mosasaurus hoffmannii was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe and North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as South Carolina, South Dakota and Alabama.
The Mosasaurus hoffmannii was an enormous aquatic lizard of the late Cretaceous, dwelling in what would become the North Atlantic. Cretaceous Period 145.5 million to 65.5 million years ago. Found in the Meuse river where the first fossil specimen was discovered.
The skull of Mosasaurus hoffmannii tapered off into a short, conical tip. The jaws were armed with massive conical teeth. Their paddle-like limbs had five digits in front and four in back. The body ended in a strong tail, which other mosasaurid fossils suggest had a fluke similar to those of sharks and some ichthyosaurs. The body of Mosasaurus hoffmannii probably remained stiff to reduce drag through the water, while the end of the tail provided strong propulsion.
Mosasaurus hoffmannii was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe and North America. Its fossils have been found in places such as Centre-Loire Valley (France), South Dakota and Nebraska.
The largest species of the Mosasaurus hoffmannii species could grow to over 50 feet long, with a streamlined skull bristling with teeth, a barrel like trunk for its midsection, and a long, powerful tail. It was an aquatic reptile, not a fish, as evidenced by its two sets of fins. Early paleontologists initially suspected that the Mosasaurus hoffmannii was an ancient crocodile or monitor, but eventually it became clear that it was a different species altogether, unrelated to any modern animal.
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