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meaning: "Dallas lizard"
Named By: G. L. Bell Jr & M. J. Polcyn in 2005
Time Period: 92 Ma Late Cretaceous
Location: USA, Texas, Dallas County - Kamp Ranch Limestone
Size: Up to 1 meter long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): 2 partial specimens, together represented by a partial skull and disarticulated post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Squamata | Mosasauridae | Mosasaurinae |

Dallasaurus ("Dallas lizard") is a basal mosasauroid from the Upper Cretaceous of North America. Along with Russellosaurus, Dallasaurus is one of the two oldest mosasauroid taxa currently known from North America. This small semi-aquatic lizard measured less than a meter in length, compared to such gigantic derived mosasaurs as Tylosaurus and Mosasaurus, each exceeding 14 meters.

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