Zarafasaura was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Zarafasaura lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in Africa. The first Zarafasaura fossil was discovered in 2011.

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

Zarafasaura was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • P. Vincent and N. Bardet. 2011. Zarafasaura oceanis, a new elasmosaurid (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Maastrichtian Phosphates of Morocco and the palaeobiogeography of latest Cretaceous plesiosaurs. Gondwana Research 19:1062-1073