Plesiopleurodon was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. The first Plesiopleurodon fossil was discovered in 1996.

Quick facts about Plesiopleurodon:

  • Existed from 99.6 million years ago to 93.5 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 Plesiopleurodon illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Plesiopleurodon was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • K. Carpenter. 1996. A review of short-necked plesiosaurs of the Western Interior, North America. Neues Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen 201(2):259-287