Augustasaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Augustasaurus lived during the Mid Triassic. The first Augustasaurus fossil was discovered in 1997.
Quick facts about Augustasaurus:
- Existed from 247.2 million years ago to 242 million years ago
- Lived in a marine habitat
- Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists
All the Augustasaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:
- P. M. Sander and O. C. Rieppel. 1997. A new pistosaurid (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Middle Triassic of Nevada and its implications for the origin of the plesiosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(3):526-533