Kimmerosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Kimmerosaurus fossil was discovered in 1981.

Quick facts about Kimmerosaurus:

  • Existed from Kimmeridgian Age to 145 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Kimmerosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • D. S. Brown. 1981. The English Upper Jurassic Plesiosauroidea (Reptilia) and a review of the phylogeny and classification of the Plesiosauria. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 35(4):253-347
  • R. Owen. 1874. The fossil Reptilia of the Mesozoic formations. Part 1. Pterosauria. Palaeontographical Society Monographs 27(126):1-14