Vinialesaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Vinialesaurus lived during the Late Jurassic. The first Vinialesaurus fossil was discovered in 2002.

Quick facts about Vinialesaurus:

  • Existed from 161.2 million years ago to 155.7 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by live birth
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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Vinialesaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • A. de la Torre. 1949. Hallazgo de un hueso de dinosaurio terrestre en el Jurásico de Viñales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Universidad de La Habana