Thililua was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Thililua lived during the Late Cretaceous. The first Thililua fossil was discovered in 2003.

Quick facts about Thililua:

  • Existed from 93.5 million years ago to Coniacian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Thililua was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • N. Bardet and X. Pereda Suberbiola. 2003. A new mosasauroid (Squamata) from the Late Cretaceous (Turonian) of Morocco. Comptes Rendus Palevol 2:607-616