Anningasaura was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Anningasaura lived during the Early Jurassic and resided in Europe. The first Anningasaura fossil was discovered in 2012.

Quick facts about Anningasaura:

  • Existed from 201.3 million years ago to Pliensbachian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

All the Anningasaura illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Anningasaura was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • A. R. I. Cruickshank. 1994. A juvenile plesiosaur (Plesiosauria: Reptilia) from the Lower Lias (Hettangian: Lower Jurassic) of Lyme Regis, England: a pliosauroid-plesiosauroid intermediate?. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 112:151-178