Gallardosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Gallardosaurus fossil was discovered in 2009.

Quick facts about Gallardosaurus:

  • Existed from 161.2 million years ago to 155.7 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 Gallardosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Gallardosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Z. Gasparini. 2009. A new Oxfordian pliosaurid (Plesiosauria, Pliosauridae) in the Caribbean Seaway. Palaeontology 52(3):661-669