Name: Komensaurus ‭(‬Komen lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ko-men-sore-us.
Named By: M.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Caldwell‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬Palci‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Squamata,‭ ‬Mosasauroidea.
Species: K.‭ ‬carrolli‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Approximately‭ ‬1‭ ‬meter long.
Known locations: Slovenia,‭ ‬Komen.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton.

       Komensaurus was a basal mosasaur that was similar to other primitive forms such as Dallasaurus and Vallecillosaurus which are currently known from North America.‭ ‬Together these mosasaurs show that while they were primitive in form,‭ ‬the first mosasaurs were still capable of crossing wide expanses of ocean to spread out into new locations.

Further reading
- A new basal mosasauroid from the Cenomanian (U. Cretaceous) of Slovenia with a review of mosasauroid phylogeny and evolution. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(4):863-880. - M. W. Caldwell & A. Palci - 2007.


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