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How long is mosasaurus?

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Hello, I'm a new member to this forum and a year 7 student, and I'm wondering how long mosasaurus is? The sources I've found on the internet and in books vary dramatically (10m and 24m!). I'm fairly sure that the actual length is in-between these lengths but I'm not certain! Also, related to this problem, I've found it difficult to locate an up to date book/site that shows accurate and updated portrayals of dino's. Any help? :blush:

greatly appreciated,

Aaron

UPDATE: Thank you all for these articles! A lot of it went over my head but I now the actual size now, 6 metres! Thanks SOOOOOOO much! :D

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doushantuo

This is written by a canister/truckload/herd/flock of mosasaur specialists,

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0076741

exceptional preservation:

http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/roybiolett/5/4/528.full.pdf

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doushantuo

as for dino reconstructions: Google** "John Sibbick"

**actually,that should read: start the search engine of your preference

or ixquick,or Duck Duck Go

now pay attention :P : this an article from a publication that's very,very good,athough a tad too theoretical for most people:

http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1666/09023.1

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tmaier

Mike Everhart has a web site with a lot of information and art about mosasaurs. He has been focusing on them for many decades.

http://oceansofkansas.com/

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LordTrilobite

as for dino reconstructions: Google** "John Sibbick"

**actually,that should read: start the search engine of your preference

or ixquick,or Duck Duck Go

now pay attention :P : this an article from a publication that's very,very good,athough a tad too theoretical for most people:

http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1666/09023.1

Sibbick's reconstructions are a bit out of date by this point. Though very nice. Most of his reconstructions all have elephantine thick scaled skin. Not a lot of feathers on there.

I'd say Scott Hartman's reconstructions are really good and up to date.

http://www.skeletaldrawing.com/

Mike Everhart has a web site with a lot of information and art about mosasaurs. He has been focusing on them for many decades.

http://oceansofkansas.com/

This is probably the best site on the internet when you want to learn more about mosasaurs. The only downside is that it pretty much only focuses on American mosasaurs.

There are a lot of types of mosasaurs, so also a lot of sizes. Big and small.

The smaller mosasaurs are generally around 3 meters long and the bigger ones mostly around 12 meters long. Though I think there are bigger ones as well.

One of the smallest mosasaurs is Carinodens belgicus which is known from the Netherlands, Belgium and Morocco.

Some of the larger ones are Tylosaurus, Mosasaurus, Prognathodon and Hainosaurus.

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paleoblog23

Thank you so much for this information! Going for a walk now now but shall check it all out once I get back1 Thanks again! :D:D:D:D

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