Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "Hungarian lizard"
Named By: L. Makadi, M. W. Caldwell & A. Osi in 2012
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 85.3-83.5 Ma
Location: Hungary - Csehbanya Formation
Size: Roughly about 6 meters long
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Almost complete skull and post cranial skeleton
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Squamata | Mosasauridae | Russellosaurinae | Tethysaurinae |

Pannoniasaurus is an extinct genus of tethysaurine mosasauroid known from the Late Cretaceous Csehbanya Formation (Santonian stage) of Hungary. It contains a single species, Pannoniasaurus inexpectatus, dubbed "unexpected" because it was discovered in freshwater sediments, unlike other mosasaurs, which were marine predators. It was a medium sized mosasaur, reaching up to 6 m (20 ft).

Read more about Pannoniasaurus at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra