Peloneustes was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Peloneustes fossil was discovered in 1889.

Quick facts about Peloneustes:

  • Existed from Callovian Age to Oxfordian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • 12 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Peloneustes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • S. Sachs. 1997. Mesozoische Reptilien aus Nordrhein-Westfalen [Mesozoic reptiles from Nordrhein-Westfalen]. In S. Sachs, O. W. M. Rauhut, & A. Weigert (eds.), Terra Nostra. 1. Treffen der deutschsprachigen Paläoherpetologen Düsseldorf
  • D. M. Martill and J. D. Hudson. 1991. Fossils of the Oxford Clay
  • L. B. Tarlo. 1959. Stretosaurus gen. nov., a giant pliosaur form the Kimmeridge Clay. Palaeontology 2(1):39-55