Plesiopterys was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Plesiopterys fossil was discovered in 2004.

Quick facts about Plesiopterys:

  • Existed from Pliensbachian Age to Toarcian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Plesiopterys was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • H. Hess. 1991. Neue Schlangensterne aus dem Toarcium und Aalenium des Schwäbischen Jura (Baden-Württemberg). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, serie B, Geologie und Paläontologie 180:1-11