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> Cna anyone provide me with references to this giant Pliosaur? I am
> going to be making a 1/24 scale resin model kit of it at some point,
> but I have no views of the skull except for the side. Can anyone
> reference me to drawings or photos of the top of the skull?
I think you'd best travel to Harvard University's Museum of
Comparative Zoology, where the mounted Kronosaurus skeleton is on
display, because as far as I know, there has been published no detailed
description of the skeleton as yet!
Kronosaurus queenslandicus was erected in 1924 by Longman on a
partial snout and some other fragmentary remains (Longman, Memoirs of
the Queensland Museum 6, 1924) found in the Toolebuc formation of
Queensland. A complete pliosaur skeleton from the Wollumbilla formation was
referred to this genus. It took 25 years to get it fully prepared
and mounted (Romer and Lewis, Breviora 112, 1959);
this is the famous 'Kronosaurus' skeleton we all know
('Kronosaurus' between quotation marks since there is some doubt if
this skeleton belongs to the same taxon as the original material
described by Longman).
So 'Kronosaurus' remains poorly known despite its completeness and
I think the best known pliosaur genus is Rhomaleosaurus from the
Oxford Clay, am I right? (do not know the species name from the top of
Please correct me if not so.