Eoplesiosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Eoplesiosaurus lived during the Early Jurassic and resided in Europe. The first Eoplesiosaurus fossil was discovered in 2012.

Quick facts about Eoplesiosaurus:

  • Existed from 201.3 million years ago to Sinemurian Age
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Eoplesiosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • M. W. Maisch and M. Kapitzke. 2010. A presumably marine phytosaur (Reptilia: Archosauria) from the pre-planorbis beds (Hettangian) of England. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 257(3):373-379