Mosasaurus with baby

Mosasaurus with baby

Superviced by Jørn Waneck. 

Digital 3D sculpting by Søren Buus.

The name of this impressive dinosaur means "Meuse lizard", as the first specimen was found near the Meuse River in Europe. It is an extinct carnivorous aquatic lizards, and lived during the Maastrichtian age of the late Cretaceous period, between about 70 and 66 million years ago, in western Europe and North America.

It was among the last of the family and among the largest, reaching 17 m in length. The legs and feet were modified into two pairs of flippers.

It had fairly large eyes, but poor eyesight; it is therefore believed that Mosasaurus lived near the ocean surface, where they preyed on fish, turtles, ammonites, smaller mosasaurs, birds, pterosaurs, and plesiosaurs. The body ended in a strong tail, and the jaws were armed with massive conical teeth tail.