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Mosasaurus is a type of water-based enemy in Dino Crisis 2. They are one of the water creatures players will face, the other being Plesiosaurus.

Physical Description Edit

The Mosasaurus is a type of marine reptiles thrived during the Cretaceous Period. They shared some similarities with modern crocodiles, although Mosasaurus don't have armors like today's crocodilians. A Mosasaurus has long jaws similar to a crocodile, four paddle-like fins, long tail, and sleek body that allows it to swim fast underwater. The Mosasaurus in the game is 6 meters, but in real life it could grow as long as 17 meters. It was the basically the Tyrannosaurus of the Cretaceous oceans.

History Edit

Mosasaurus, along with Plesiosaurus, made the sunken parts of the 3rd Energy Facility as their nests. These animals probably brought into the future along with the dinosaurs during the Noah's Ark Plan to avoid being "corrupted" by the 3rd Energy incident which caused the dinosaurs and humans to collide. Eventually the Mosasaurus became hostile towards the humans, and may have fed on them should they have crossed paths.

Gameplay Edit

Dino Crisis 2 Edit

The Mosasaurus appear in the Underwater Facility when you go underwater. It can be taken out with one shot of the Aquagrenade or a few shots with the Needle Gun. Players have to be constantly on the alert since the Mosasaurus can appear from anywhere.

Dino Stalker Edit

The Mosasaurus is absent in the sequel, Dino Stalker. Instead, it is replaced by a type of pliosaur, Kronosaurus, alongside the Plesiosaurus, which reprise their role.

Dino Crisis Manhua Edit

Mosasaurus appears in the 5th issue in the Dino Crisis manhua licensed by Capcom. They only make cameo appearance attacking the three S.O.R.T agents and Dr. Kirk while in tending through a flooded part of the Third Energy facility.

Trivia Edit

  • According to the Dino Files, it states that Mosasaurus are large in size. This is mostly likely that the animals seen in the game might be juveniles, and it was also stated that the 3rd Energy Facility is the breeding ground for the Mosasaurus.
  • In the game, it is very small compared to the real Mosasaurus, that in real life was one of the biggest aquatic reptile ever lived, measuring 17 meters (55,7 feet).

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