Colymbosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Colymbosaurus lived during the Late Jurassic. The first Colymbosaurus fossil was discovered in 1874.

Quick facts about Colymbosaurus:

  • Existed from 167.7 million years ago to 112.03 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • 17 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Colymbosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • G. S. Boulger. 1876. Note on a cetiosauroid tooth (exhibited on the 25th of April, 1876, at the West London Scientific Association). Proceedings of the West London Scientific Association and Field Club 1:99-100
  • H.-E. Sauvage. 1888. Sur les Reptiles trouvés dans le Portlandien supérieur de Boulogne-sur-Mer [On the reptiles found in the upper Portlandian of Boulogne-sur-Mer]. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 3e série 16:623-632
  • J. B. Delair. 1993. Reptilia from the Portland Stone (Upper Jurassic) of England: a preliminary survey of the material and the literature. Modern Geology 18:331-348