Hauffiosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Hauffiosaurus fossil was discovered in 2001.

Quick facts about Hauffiosaurus:

  • Existed from Pliensbachian Age to Toarcian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • 4 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Hauffiosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • M. J. Benton and M. A. Taylor. 1984. Marine reptiles from the Upper Lias (Lower Toarcian, Lower Jurassic) of the Yorkshire coast. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 44(4):399-429
  • T. E. White. 1940. Holotype of Plesiosaurus longirostris Blake and classification of the plesiosaurs. Journal of Paleontology 14(5):451-467
  • F. Westphal. 1962. Die Krokodilier des Deutschen und Englischen Oberen Lias. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 118(1-3):23-118