The largest mosasaur on display in the world is located in Manitoba, according to a new Guinness World Record.
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden is housing the item, named Bruce, which measures 13 metres (43 feet) in length.
“Once our research confirmed the size we immediately started thinking about pursuing a world record,” said CFDC executive director Peter Cantelon. “We submitted all of our research to the folks at Guinness World Records and were thrilled to have it confirmed.”
“It is great for people to be able to come and see something here in Morden that cannot be seen anywhere else on the planet. It’s great for Manitoba and it’s great for Canada.”
Mosasaurs are sometimes referred to as the Sea-Rex because of its status as a top predator. The species represents the largest and most ferocious of marine predators from the late Cretaceous period 80 million years ago.