Plesiosaur

Description: Marine reptile that ate fish and laid its eggs on land. They lived in oceans about 150 million years ago.

Scientific Name: Elasmosaurus

Belonging Order: Diapsida, Sauropterygia Plesiosauria, Elasmosauriae

Period: Beginning of Cretaceous Period, about 70-65 million years ago

Distribution: North America

Length: Till 25 meters

Physical Characteristics: Big marine reptile with a very long neck, up till 76 vertebras. Small head, short bust and tail, limbs had evolved into large flippers.

Food: fish and carnivorous

Extended Description: Elasmosaurus developed great adaptation capabilities to the marine environment. Its physiology is not well known together with the use of its long neck outside water.

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