Giant mosasaurs gave birth in open ocean 65 million years ago

April 12, 2015 1:29 AM

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Giant mosasaurs gave birth in open ocean 65 million years ago

Mosasaurs, giant 50-foot-long marine lizards, gave birth in the open ocean 65 million years ago, and not near or on the shore, researchers from Yale University and the University of Toronto reported. They did not lay eggs.

The team of scientists, who wrote about their findings in the academic journal Palaeontology, discovered a new birth story for the fearsome marine lizard that was once one of the rulers of the oceans.

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