mosasaurus


mosasaurus
mosasaurus (n.) marine dinosaur, 1830, from L. Mosa "the river Meuse" + -SAURUS (Cf. -saurus). the fossils of the ancient reptile were first discovered 1780 near Maastricht, on the Meuse.

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  • Mosasaurus — Mosasaure …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mosasaurus — Skelettrekonstruktion von Mosasaurus Zeitraum Oberkreide (Campanium bis Maastrichtium) 83,5 bis 65,5 Mio. Jahre …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mosasaurus — Mos a*sau rus, n. [NL., fr. L. Mosa the River Meuse (on which Meastricht is situated) + Gr. ? a lizard.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct marine reptiles allied to the lizards, but having the body much elongated, and the limbs in the form of paddles …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mosasaurus — (M. Conyb., Maaseidechse), vorweltliche Eidechsengattung, den gewöhnlichen Eidechsen gleichend, aber mit Zahnhöhlen u. zusammengedrücktem Ruderschwanze der Krokodile. Die wenigen Arten des M. bewohnten die Meere der nördlichen Halbkugel während… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Mosasaurus — Mosasaure …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mosasaurus — Life Mosasaurus Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70–65.5 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Mosasaurus —   Mosasaurus Escala temporal: Cretácico superior …   Wikipedia Español

  • mosasaurus — n. any large extinct marine reptile of the genus Mosasaurus, with a long slender body and flipper like limbs. Etymology: mod.L f. Mosa river Meuse (near which it was first discovered) + Gk sauros lizard …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mosasaurus — …   Википедия

  • mosasaurus — mo·sa·sau·rus …   English syllables