plesiosaur

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plesiosaur

a member of an order of aquatic reptiles, usually with long necks and paddle-shaped limbs, which lived during the Mesozoic.
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Plesiosaurs figured out a more efficient way to expend energy while swimming was by gliding instead of furiously pushing water with their modified limbs which they started using like birds use their wings during flight.
Fossil hunter Mary Anning's 1823 discovery of the first complete plesiosaur skeleton led to more than 190 years of arguing.
Washington, March 21 ( ANI ): Researchers have said that crocodile-like amphibians and later the precursors of the known plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs went in search of prey in the oceans soon after the end of the mass extinction.
Suitable for seven-11 years old, we discover more plesiosaurs, porridge and pants.
They offer suggestions for sculpting several groups of prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other Mesozoic vertebrates like plesiosaurs, pterosaurs, and fossil birds), emphasizing prehistoric life as viewed by modern paleontologists.
Plesiosaurs were marine reptiles that became extinct more than 65million years ago.
That area has Jurassic sandstone and there have been plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs found nearby at Whitby, examples of which are in the museum there.
Strange creatures inhabited the shallow sea including dinner-plate-sized oysters and long-necked plesiosaurs together with the fearsome predator Kronosaurus queenslandicus.
Plesiosaurs, which lived at the time of dinosaurs, were large carnivorous sea animals with broad bodies and two pairs of flippers.
She discovered plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, and other fossils that turned early-19th-century assumptions inside out.
The monster, it was surmised, could belong to the line of long surviving plesiosaurs.