Futabasaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Futabasaurus fossil was discovered in 2006.

Quick facts about Futabasaurus:

  • Existed from Santonian Age to 83.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Futabasaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • T. Sato and Y. Hasegawa. 2006. A new elasmosaurid plesiosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Fukushima, Japan. Palaeontology 49(3):467-484