Meyerasaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Meyerasaurus lived during the Early Jurassic and resided in Europe. The first Meyerasaurus fossil was discovered in 2010.

Quick facts about Meyerasaurus:

  • Existed from Pliensbachian Age to 182 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Meyerasaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • E. Fraas. 1910. Plesiosaurier aus dem oberen Lias von Holzmaden. Palaeontographica 57:105-140