Aphrosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Aphrosaurus lived during the Late Cretaceous. The first Aphrosaurus fossil was discovered in 1943.

Quick facts about Aphrosaurus:

  • Existed from 72.1 million years ago to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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Aphrosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • C. Stock. 1939. Occurrence of Cretaceous reptiles in the Moreno Shale of the southern coast ranges, California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 25(12):617-620