Mosasauria
Mosasauria Mos`a*sau"ri*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Mosasaurus}.] (Paleon.) An order of large, extinct, marine reptiles, found in the Cretaceous rocks, especially in America. They were serpentlike in form and in having loosely articulated and dilatable jaws, with large recurved teeth, but they had paddlelike feet. Some of them were over fifty feet long. They are, essentially, fossil sea serpents with paddles. Called also {Pythonomarpha}, and {Mosasauria}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Mosasauria — Mos a*sau ri*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Mosasaurus}.] (Paleon.) An order of large, extinct, marine reptiles, found in the Cretaceous rocks, especially in America. They were serpentlike in form and in having loosely articulated and dilatable jaws, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosasauria — Mosasaurier Hainosaurus in einer Lebendrekonstruktion. Dieser Tylosaurine aus der Oberkreide wurde bis zu 18 Meter lang. Zeitraum Obere Kreide 90 bis 65 Mio. Jahre …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Pythonomarpha — Mosasauria Mos a*sau ri*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Mosasaurus}.] (Paleon.) An order of large, extinct, marine reptiles, found in the Cretaceous rocks, especially in America. They were serpentlike in form and in having loosely articulated and dilatable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosasaurier — Hainosaurus in einer Lebendrekonstruktion. Dieser Tylosaurine aus der Oberkreide wurde bis zu 17 Meter lang. Zeitraum Oberkreide 99,6 bis 65,5 M …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mesosauria — Mes o*sau ri*a, n. Same as {Mosasauria}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosasaur — Mos a*saur, Mosasaurian Mos a*sau ri*an, n. (Paleon.) One of an extinct order of reptiles, including {Mosasaurus} and allied genera. See {Mosasauria}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosasaurian — Mosasaur Mos a*saur, Mosasaurian Mos a*sau ri*an, n. (Paleon.) One of an extinct order of reptiles, including {Mosasaurus} and allied genera. See {Mosasauria}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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