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Platecarpus tympaniticus

Pronounced (PLAT-EE-KAR-PUS TIM-PAN-I-TI-KUS ) Discovered By: Mike Triebold, 1986 Discovery Location: Lane County, Kansas Location of Original Specimen: Gunma Prefectural Museum, Japan Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 15 ft Platecarpus was a member of the group of marine lizards called mosasaurs (MOE-ZAH-SOARS). Scientists have found […]

Clidastes

Pronounced (KLIE-DAS-TEEZ) Discovered By: “Duffer” Mogok Discovery Location: Grove County, Kansas Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 11 ft Clidastes was the smallest of the mosasaurs, averaging 2-4 meters (7-12 feet) in length, with the largest specimens reaching 6.2 meters (20 feet) long. Clidastes was an […]

Tylosaurus proriger

Pronounced (TIE-LOW-SOAR-US PRO-RIG-ER) Nick name: “Bunker Tylosaur” Discovered By: C. D. Bunker, 1911 Discovery Location: Western Kansas Location of Original Specimen: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late-Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Length: 45 ft This specimen, the largest mosasaur ever found in North America, was collected in […]

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