Muraenosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Muraenosaurus fossil was discovered in 1874.

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Muraenosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Lydekker. 1889. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia, Part II. Containing the orders Ichthyopterygia and Sauropterygia
  • H. G. Seeley. 1874. On Muraenosaurus leedsii, a plesiosaurian from the Oxford Clay, Part I. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 30:197-208
  • H.-E. Sauvage. 1914. Catalogue des Reptiles Jurassiques du Boulonnais [Catalogue of Jurassic reptiles from the Boulonnais]. Bulletin de la société Academique de l'Arrondissement de Boulogne-sur-Mer 10:253-264