Colymbosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Colymbosaurus lived during the Late Jurassic. The first Colymbosaurus fossil was discovered in 1874.

Quick facts about Colymbosaurus:

  • Existed from Bathonian Age to 112.03 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • 18 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Colymbosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • H. G. Seeley. 1869. Index to the Fossil Remains of Aves, Ornithosauria, and Reptilia, from the Secondary System of Strata, Arranged in the Woodwardian Museum of the University of Cambridge. Deighton, Bell, and Co, Cambridge
  • H.-E. Sauvage. 1888. Sur les Reptiles trouvés dans le Portlandien supérieur de Boulogne-sur-Mer [On the reptiles found in the upper Portlandian of Boulogne-sur-Mer]. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 3e série 16:623-632
  • D. H. Rayner. 1948. The Structure of Certain Jurassic Holostean Fishes with Special Reference to Their Neurocrania. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 233(601):287-345