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The skull of Mosasaurus hoffmani. From Lingham-Soliar 1995. On my first trip to the Inversand marl pit in Sewell, New Jersey, I didn’t find the wonderfully preserved Dryptosaurus skeleton I had been dreaming of. I picked up a number of Cretaceous bivalve shells and Paleocene sponges, but other than a few scraps of “Chunkosaurus” my…

Mammal hairs preserved in amber specimen ARC2-A1-3. a – First fragment; b – Line drawing of first fragment; c – Second fragment; d – Line drawing of second fragment; e – Close-up of second fragment to show the cuticular surface. About 100 million years ago, in a coastal forest located in what is today southwestern…

The skull of Mosasaurus maximus, photographed at the New Jersey State Museum.