Stratesaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Stratesaurus lived during the Early Jurassic and resided in Europe. The first Stratesaurus fossil was discovered in 2012.

Quick facts about Stratesaurus:

  • Existed from Hettangian Age to 196.5 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 Stratesaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Stratesaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Owen. 1840. Report on British fossil reptiles. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 8:43-126