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Mauisaurus by HodariNundu Mauisaurus by HodariNundu
Mauisaurus fue un plesiosaurio, del grupo de los elasmosaurios, caracterizados por su larguisimo cuello. (Una jirafa tiene 7 vertebras cervicales; los elasmosaurios podian tener hasta 77).
Mauisaurus es además el mayor plesiosaurio de cuello largo conocido; podia medir hasta 20 metros, quizá mas.

Mauisaurus was a plesiosaur, from the elasmosaur group, notable for their very long necks.
(A giraffe has seven neck vertebrae; elasmosaurs could have up to 77).
Mauisaurus is besides the largest long necked plesiosaur; it could measure up to 20 meters, maybe more.
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:iconyutyrannus:
Yutyrannus Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8 meters, not 20.
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AcrocanthosaurusA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
The smallest estimate I've seen is 14 meters.
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:iconyutyrannus:
Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never heard that before, do you have any sources for this?
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:iconacrocanthosaurusa:
AcrocanthosaurusA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Prehistoric Wildlife. 
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:iconyutyrannus:
Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Prehistoric Wildlife isn't the most reliable source.
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AcrocanthosaurusA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Wheres yours? Im interested. 
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:iconyutyrannus:
Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hiller, N., Mannering, A.A., Jones, C.M., Cruickshank, A.R.I. (2005). The nature of Mauisaurus haasti Hector, 1874 (Reptilia: Plesiosauria). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25 (3):588-601
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AcrocanthosaurusA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Most sources aren't reliable. PW still has probably the most reliance compared to dinopedia,about.com,etc.
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great picture!

Here's the second Mauisaurus on DA... [link]
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
The real loch ness monster, for sure.
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vaya, eso del tamaño no lo sabía. Pero eso sólo hace al animal más interesante. Muy bueno.
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HinoteBenikaze Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
I like the facial markings you gave them.
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Paleo-Beast-Emperor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So it's over 60 feet in length? That's even bigger than Elasmosaurus!
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat! Lemme' guess, it's from Maui?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009   General Artist
No... from New Zealand
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:iconguilmon182:
guilmon182 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...F@ck...*sigh* Well, what does it's name mean?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009   General Artist
I think it was named after a mythologic character of the Maori
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:iconzoobuilder21:
zoobuilder21 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
yes he is a great hero in Maori culture
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:iconguilmon182:
guilmon182 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah...who?
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAMN that is...large...
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RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
I´ve read about it on Wikipedia.

Can´t believe such a giant plesiosaur is so uncommon.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009   General Artist
Why? Giant animals are always rarer than small ones
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:iconrickraptor105:
RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
No I meant, it is not so popular.
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