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Mosasaurus is a genus of mosasaurs, extinct carnivorous aquatic lizards. They are some of the fearsome predators to ever inhabit the oceans. Mosasaurus was also more robust than related mosasaurids. The skull was more robust than in other mosasaurids, and the lower jaws attached very tightly to the skull. They had deep, barrel-shaped bodies, and with their fairly large eyes, poor binocular vision, and poorly developed olfactory bulbs. The largest species Mosasaurus hoffmanni reached 15 - 18 m (50 - 60 ft) in length and weighed about 15 - 20 tonnes.

Fossils have been found all over the world including  Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa, North America, South America and even in islands off the coast of Antarctica.
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ScaledOne Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woaw nice ! I'd like to see those models of marine reptiles in the upcoming Prehistoric Kingdom ;)
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Kevin-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
these are nice, but poor background choice. the texture makes the silhouette of the animals hard to read. Also lighting the animals might help give them form and weight. 
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist
The poor background choice is done on purpose. In the very beginning, first time i made one marine animal with a appropriate background and it was used in multiple sites without credit.So that is why,i decided to use this background for all marine animals.
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RexFan684 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love mosasaurs(Mosasaurus itself being my favorite).
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IrynaFedorovska Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
such a huge tail!
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Catwithoutatail Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Haven't seen the tail made that way before, is that based on new information or artistic liberty. Interesting anyway.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist
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Catwithoutatail Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Cool.
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Tote-Meistarinn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great! :D

By the way, did you know that the possible colouration of Tylosaurus nepaeolicus may now have been determined? Black with a pale/white belly, apparently, not unlike a whale.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks.I read this news before many days. (Research suggests that three reptiles found in the ancient oceans were near-black.The team analysed three exquisitely preserved fossils: an 86-million-year-old giant predator called a mosasaur; a 55-million-year-old leatherback turtle; and a 190-million-year-old ichthyosaur - a deep-diving predator that looked like today's dolphins.

They believe the mosasaur, a vicious creature that would have terrorised the oceans, contained so much of this pigment, it would have been very dark in colour. The same was true for the ancient turtle that they examined.

"If you look at leatherhead sea turtles today, they have very dark skin with huge amounts of pigment," said Dr Lindgren.

www.bbc.com/news/science-envir…

Before i read that news, i made the Mosasaur in dark color only because they are closely related to monitor lizards.So i thought to make it that way.
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a fine updated rendition
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool work! :)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Didn't they have caudal fins? Or was this with another kind of mosasaur?
Beautiful drawing anyway, love the details :)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Some Mosasaurs had..
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist
I used some image as reference which is quite old.Someday i read the news about caudal fins.I didn't changed it,i am not sure all of them had it.

Multiple times i have seen this kind of reply and once again i am going to say this.It's a photo manipulation, not a drawing.See above in which category it is placed.It's really surprising for me to know that how some people can't able to identify the difference between drawings and photo manipulations/3D models.Anyway, Thanks.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, didn't want to annoy you. I see most of the works you post in groups, always thought the photos were yours because they're all in the same style.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist
I am not annoyed.Just told you the difference.I didn't cut the creatures as it is from somewhere and pasted them.I am the one made the manipulation so all those pics are mine only.
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AleksaBG Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
He also was the largest LIZARD (as camelon or gecko):) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A little light, eh for its size? I thought that Tylosaurus was lighter and less robust than a Mosasaurus of similar size
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Yes,Tylosaurus is indeed lighter and less robust than a Mosasaurus of similar size.This is Mosasaurus Hoffmani,the biggest Mosasaur.
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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just assumed that Mosasaurus would be much heavier, is all
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Fantastic! The skin pattern is based on monitors?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks.Indeed,they are the closest relatives.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this reconstruction, it looks very realistic and how I think mosasaurs must have been in real life. :nod:
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you..
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coherentsheaf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
55 feet seem too much.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Mosasaurs were upto 60 feet.
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coherentsheaf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Do you have evidence? Afaik everything longer than 14m=47feet is pushing it.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
I read in some sites.That is the way it is mentioned.They were upto 60 feet and this one is a big Mosasaur as you can see,it's Mosasaurus Hoffmani.
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coherentsheaf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Yeah some sites are probably wrong about it.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Search the size for M.Hoffmani.You won't be seeing it less than 50 feet.Mosasaurs were truly huge, with several lineages (Mosasaurus and Hainosaurus – a close relative of Tylosaurus) reaching 15 meters (50 feet) or more as mentioned in this legit site. www.oceansofkansas.com/Greatre…
Not only by seeing some comparison pictures but also i read in that site,then i decided to put it 55 ft.
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coherentsheaf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist
I know what peple on the internet see. Does not change the fact that the largest remains point to a much lower size: carnivoraforum.com/topic/95344…
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome creature:)
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Vethrax Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
does it exists?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
No,it is Extinct.
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Juliefan21 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's what I said.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist
I noted that.Seems like you commented just after few seconds after i did or we both commented at the same time.
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Juliefan21 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I know.
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Juliefan21 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No, it's extinct.
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