Haasiasaurus

Name: Haasiasaurus.
Phonetic: Haa-se-ah-sore-us.
Named By: M.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Polcyn,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Tchernov‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Jacobs‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.
Synonyms: Haasia gittelmani.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Squamata,‭ ‬Mosasauridae.
Species: H.‭ ‬gittelmani‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: ‭Unavailable.
Known locations: Palestinian Territory.
Time period: Early Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Haasiasaurus was originally named as Haasia in‭ ‬1999,‭ ‬but when it realised that Haasia had already been used to name a genus of millipede,‭ ‬the mosasaur needed to be renamed,‭ ‬hence the change to Haasiasaurus in‭ ‬2003.‭ ‬As a mosasaur,‭ ‬Haasiasaurus would have been a predator of fish and other marine reptiles.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The Cretaceous biogeography of the Eastern Mediterranean with a description of a new basal mosasauroid from‭ '‬Ein Yabrud,‭ ‬Israel,‭ ‬by M.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Polcyn,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Tchernov‭ & ‬L.L.‭ ‬Jacobs.‭ ‬In Proceedings of the Second Gondwanan Dinosaur Symposium.‭ ‬National Science Museum Monographs,‭ ‬Tokyo,‭ ‬Japan.‭ (‬15‭)‬259-290,‭ (‬Y.‭ ‬Tomida,‭ ‬T.H.‭ ‬Rich‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Vickers-Rich eds‭)‬.‭
-‭ ‬Haasiasaurus gen.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a new generic name for the basal mosasauroid Haasia Polcyn et al.,‭ ‬1999.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬23‭(‬2‭)‬:476.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Polcyn,‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Tchernov‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Jacobs‭ ‬-‭ ‬2003.



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