Megalneusaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Megalneusaurus fossil was discovered in 1898.

Quick facts about Megalneusaurus:

  • Existed from 163.5 million years ago to 157.3 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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Megalneusaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • W. R. Wahl and M. Ross. 2007. Rediscovery of Wilbur Knight's Megalneustes rex site: new material from an old pit. Paludicola 6(2):94-104