Albertonectes was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Albertonectes lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in North America. The first Albertonectes fossil was discovered in 2012.

Quick facts about Albertonectes:

  • Existed from Campanian Age to 70.6 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Albertonectes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • T. Kubo and M. T. Mitchell. 2012. Albertonectes vanderveldei, a new elasmosaur (Reptilia, Sauropterygia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Alberta. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(3):557-572