Libonectes was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Libonectes fossil was discovered in 1997.

Quick facts about Libonectes:

  • Existed from Cenomanian Age to 89.3 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Libonectes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • S. P. Welles. 1949. A new elasmosaur from the Eagle Ford Shale of Texas. Fondren Science Series 1:1-28
  • N. Bardet and X. Pereda Suberbiola. 2003. A new mosasauroid (Squamata) from the Late Cretaceous (Turonian) of Morocco. Comptes Rendus Palevol 2:607-616