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Kronosaurus Facts

Name Means
"Titan lizard "
Type
Marine reptile
Lived When
Early Cretaceous (144-199 million years ago)
Length
23 to 30 feet
Weight
Up to 22 tons
Weapons
Strong jaws, crushing teeth that were up to 9" long
Diet
Fish, mollusks, reptiles, sharks, turtles, plesiosaurs
Habitat
Australia; scientists aren't sure, but some fossils in Columbia, South America, may also be Kronosaurus

Interesting
Kronosaurus
Facts

A Kronosaurus skeleton at Harvard University has been nicknamed: "Plaster-osaurus" because they had to use so much plaster to put the skeleton back together.

Scientists still aren't sure whether Kronosaurus lay eggs on shore (she would have had to flipper her way up there!) or gave birth to live young in the sea, like ichthyosaurus did.

Kronosaurus's head was huge: up to 1/3 the size of its body.

 


 


's head was about 1/3 the length of its body -- up to 10 feet long!
Kronosaurus terrorized the seas!

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Deinonychus Dilophosaurus Dimorphodon
Diplocaulus Dromaeosaurus Elasmosaurus
Giganotosaurus Hesperonis Ichthyosaurus
Kronosaurus Liopleurodon Nothosaurus
Ornithomimus Oviraptor Ornitholestes
Pliosaur Protoceratops Plesiosaur
Quetzacoatlus Saltopus Pterodactyl
Stegosaurus T-Rex Spinosaurus
Trilobite Troodon Triceratops
Utahraptor Velociraptor Yangchuanosaurus

 

 

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