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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Sauropodomorpha
  Infraorder Prosauropoda
  Genus Mussaurus
Mussaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived in Argentina during Triassic period, around about 215 million years ago.

Mussaurus is known only from fossilized eggs and infant skeletons, which are about 8 to 15 inches (20 to 37 centimeters) long, but adults are believed to have grown to about 10 feet (3 meters) in length and weighed around 150 pounds (70 kilograms).

The infant skeletons that have been found, have very unusual proportions (including short snouts and large eyes) compared to an adult prosauropod, however it is known that they are definitely prosauropods from the examination of pelvic and limb bones. Although no adult fossils of Mussaurus have yet been found, it is believed that its proportions would be closer to those typical for prosauropods.

The name "Mussaurus" means "mouse lizard", and could be said to be something of a misnomer, given the adults were not unusually small.


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Mussaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 215 million years ago

Mussaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived about 215 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Mussaurus:
  1. Mussaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Mussaurus" means "mouse lizard".

  3. Mussaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Mussaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Mussaurus was a Prosauropod - a member of a group of related early herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaurs which had long necks, small heads, shorter forelimbs than hind limbs, and a thumb claw.

  5. Mussaurus lived about 215 million years ago, during the Triassic period.

  6. Mussaurus lived in southern Argentina.

  7. Mussaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  8. Mussaurus was about 10 feet (3 meters) long.

  9. Mussaurus weighed about 150 pounds (70 kilograms).


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Looking at: Mussaurus : A Dinosaur from the Triassic Period (The New Dinosaur Collection)
By Tamara Green

Brand: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Library Binding (24 pages)

Looking at: Mussaurus : A Dinosaur from the Triassic Period (The New Dinosaur Collection)
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Provides information about how the mussaurus, a chunky herbivore living in South America during the Triassic period, may have looked and behaved
Big and Little Dinosaurs
By Ross Latham

Education
Paperback

Big and Little Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs: Saltopus, Megalosaurus, Mussaurus, Titanosaurus, Lesothosaurus, Tsintaosaurus, Bagaceratops, Brachiosaurus.


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Jurassic World Attack Pack Mussaurus
Jurassic World Toys
Released: 2019-06-01
Multicolor Toy

Jurassic World Attack Pack Mussaurus
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  • Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World!
  • Each figure includes five points of articulation, realistic sculpting and authentic decoration.
  • Each sold separately, subject to availability.
Product Description:
Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! These Attack Pack dinosaurs are inspired by the movie and are known to herd, hunt and attack in packs. Each Attack Pack dinosaur figure includes five points of articulation, realistic sculpting and authentic decoration. Choose from Velociraptor Blue, Green Velociraptor, Dilophosaurus, Gallimimus and Dimorphodon. Each sold separately, subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary.
Jurassic World Real Feel Mosasaurus
Jurassic World Toys
Released: 2018-04-16
Gray Toy

Jurassic World Real Feel Mosasaurus
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  • Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World!
  • Mosasaurus will thrill fans with its massive size and movie-inspired design!
  • Colors and decorations may vary.
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Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! Mosasaurus, the colossal swimming creature, is back again and makes a bigger splash than ever in the film! This action figure is inspired by the movie and comes in a massive size that will thrill fans! Mosasaurus features authentic textured skin, realistic sculpting and articulation that makes this colossal creature come to life! Colors and decorations may vary.
CUTICATE Mussaurus Dinosaur Battery Operated Toy Light Up,Walking with Egg
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CUTICATE Mussaurus Dinosaur Battery Operated Toy Light Up,Walking with Egg
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  • A good companion toy for your children in their childhood.
  • Great toy for intelligence development, interest development, etc.
  • It helps to develop kids' hand-eye coordination.
Product Description:

Description:

- Dinosaur toys will be automatically lay eggs when walking
- Walk automatically and withnsound , cool light, Projection function, lifelike dinosaur image.
- Great toy for intelligence development, interest development, etc.
- A good companion toy for your children in their childhood.
- It helps to develop kids' hand-eye coordination.

Specification:

- Material:Plastic
- Requires Battery 3xAA (not included)
- Size:36x11x19.5cm

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1xDinosaurs
3x Dinosaurs Egg

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1.Please allow 1-3cm error due to manual measurement. pls make sure you do not mind before you bid.
2.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Thank you!

Mussaurus (Trading Card) 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs - [Base] - Extinction Red #29
Featuring Mussaurus

Upper Deck

Mussaurus (Trading Card) 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs - [Base] - Extinction Red #29
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  • Great for any Mussaurus fan
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2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs - [Base] - Extinction Red #29 - Mussaurus
Meccano - Meccasaur
MECCANO
Released: 2015-08-01
Green Toy

Meccano - Meccasaur
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  • Programmable T Rex robot interacts with you.
  • Your new loyal friends guards against attacks and really roars!
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Bring home your very own robot dinosaur best friend! It's up to you to build it, program it, and interact with it however you wish. This programmable robotic dinosaur is an impressive 3 feet long and is a real-life walking T-Rex with realistic behaviour and a fun sense of humor. Meccasaur roars, responds to petting, guards and attacks, answers yes or no, and features real stomping action. Children will enjoy the creative challenge of this robot kit as they construct and program the T-Rex alone or as a fun activity with a parent and feel proud when the dino robot comes to life. Meccano, which owns former construction toy brand Erector, offers the latest in robotics for kids with this unique STEM toy that has kids draw on concepts used in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to build and control the programmable robot dinosaur. A great programmable robot toy for kids 10 and up.
Jurassic World Action Attack Stegosaurus Figure
Jurassic World Toys
Released: 2018-04-16
Toy

Jurassic World Action Attack Stegosaurus Figure
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  • Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World!
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  • Action Attack Stegosaurus activates by pressing a spine plate to trigger the tail swipe
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Get ready for thrilling action and adventure with Jurassic World! These Action Attack dinosaur figures capture the ultimate movie action with their unique action-attack features! Add realistic sculpting and authentic decoration, and these Action Attack dinosaurs come to life ready for dinosaur action! Choose from Action Attack Carnotaurus (press button to make the head strike forward and jaws chomp) and Action Attack Stegosaurus (press a spine plate to trigger the tail swipe).  Each sold separately, subject to availability. Colors and decorations may vary.  Are you the ultimate dinosaur expert? Download the Jurassic World Facts app to bring your Mattel Jurassic World dinosaur figures to life and learn fun facts!
Fat Brain Toys Brachiosaurus 91 x 20 x 48 cm - Hear Me Roar Brachiosaurus Imaginative Play for Ages 3 to 7
Fat Brain Toys
Toy

Fat Brain Toys Brachiosaurus 91 x 20 x 48 cm - Hear Me Roar Brachiosaurus Imaginative Play for Ages 3 to 7
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  • LARGE, REALISTIC, SQUISHY Brachiosaurus that roars! Stomp into a prehistoric adventure!
  • GREAT FOR AGES 3 AND UP; Rubber body is incredibly durable; Measures 32.5 inches long!
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION; Requires 3 watch batteries - Not included
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Its amazingly strong rubber body is filled with fluff, so it's wonderfully sturdy yet pleasantly squeezable. But the best part - press the speaker and immediately it comes to life with a big, realistic ROAR!!
Collecta Mosasaurus Dinosaur Toy
Collecta
Released: 2018-04-27
Toy

Collecta Mosasaurus Dinosaur Toy
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  • FUN FACTS: This was a ferocious sea reptile of enormous size. It had large eyes, poor binocular vision, and poorly developed olfactory bulbs, experts believe that Mosasaurus lived near the ocean surface, where it preyed on fish, turtles, ammonites, and possibly smaller mosasaurs.
  • AUTHENTICITY: Each prehistoric sculpture has been approved by Anthony Beeson, a well respected expert in palaeoimagery who is also an art librarian, archaelogist and collector, based in the city of Bristol, England.
  • PRODUCT SPECS: Mosasaurus measures 11.22" x 4.13" x 2.05".
Product Description:
The Mosasaurus measured up to 18 meters in real life. The model is true to scale at about 10" L and 2" tall. Shown here with the towering CollectA diplodocus, you'll come away with a feel for the scale of this massive sea creature.
Learning Resources Jumbo Dinosaurs, Mommas and Babies, T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Brachiosaurus, 6 Dinosaurs, Ages 3+
Learning Resources
Released: 2018-10-19
Multicolor Toy

Learning Resources Jumbo Dinosaurs, Mommas and Babies, T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Brachiosaurus, 6 Dinosaurs, Ages 3+
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  • Realistically detailed dinosaurs designed for little hands and big imaginations; includes 6 large animals: momma and baby T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Brachiosaurus.
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Family fun... Back in time! Little ones will enjoy pairing these babies with their mommas, including a T. Rex and baby T. Rex, Stegosaurus and baby Stegosaurus, and Brachiosaurus and baby Brachiosaurus. Set of 6 Realistically detailed dinosaurs invite hours of imaginative play and early vocabulary development. Durable plastic dinosaurs are sized just right for small hands and can be wiped clean. Largest animal (momma Brachiosaurus) measures 11″l x 93/4"H..
Gigantosaurus Giganto Character Figure with Articulated Limbs, Dino Toy Stands 4.5" Tall & 7" Long, Dinosaur Toys for Boys & Girls 3 Years Old & Up
Gigantosaurus
Released: 2019-06-30
3 Years Old & Up Toy

Gigantosaurus Giganto Character Figure with Articulated Limbs, Dino Toy Stands 4.5" Tall & 7" Long, Dinosaur Toys for Boys & Girls 3 Years Old & Up
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  • Gigantosaurus Giganto Figure, as seen in the series Gigantosaurus on Disney Jr. and Disney Channel, is the biggest, loudest dinosaur in the land!
  • Figure stands approx. 4.5 inches tall and 7 inches long.
  • No batteries required.
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Gigantosaurus is the biggest, loudest dinosaur in the land! He might look scary, but deep down he is always looking after the four little dinosaur friends who are always in awe of him. Four curious young dinosaurs named Rocky, bill, tiny, and mazu go on adventures while following their herd. Rocky is the courageous one, bill is the most timid, tiny is the smallest yet most playful, and maze is the most inquisitive. The four friends look at things such as mapping the stars and searching for flowers but most importantly, they are asserting their independence and learning to do things away from the safety of the herd. Gigantosaurus character figure as seen in the series Gigantosaurus on Disney Jr. And Disney channel. He is the biggest, loudest dinosaur in the land! He looks and sounds scary, but deep down he has a lot of heart. This Gigantosaurus figure has articulated limbs and is perfect for any Gigantosaurus fan. Combine with the Dino friends set to create your own Gigantosaurus adventures. Figure stands approx. 4.5 inches tall and 7 inches long and is in scale to the Gigantosaurus 4 pack figure set also available by JAKKS Pacific. No batteries required. Suggested for ages 3+


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