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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The remains of this plesiosaur are the most complete found in Argentina and were discovered in rocks submerged in Lake Argentino at the foot of the Andes mountains.
Fish and Wildlife Service for help in understanding what the creature could be, the agency said some animals had a long neck and small head, resembling the prehistoric Plesiosaur, an extinct large marine reptile species that existed more than 200 million years ago.
They include a 19-millionyear-old marsupial lion, an extinct grasshopper, a giant carnivorous pitcher plant, a tiny Australian spider, an Indonesian weevil, a plesiosaur, a blue-flowered central American plant, a "ghost" shrimp, and a Madagascan dragonfly - a larger close relative of the damselfly.
is from sand quite well preserved like the skeleton of a plesiosaur
Fossil hunter Mary Anning's 1823 discovery of the first complete plesiosaur skeleton led to more than 190 years of arguing.
The epipodials in both the fore- and hindlimbs are extremely short, as is typical for Cretaceous plesiosaur genera (Brown, 1981).
Readers follow the story of a baby plesiosaur, a marine reptile related to dinosaurs, whose curiosity about her new world in the ocean leads her to wander away from her mother.
It was obvious the fossil was fingers or toes, because there were three in a row, but the first thing that came to mind was that it was some sort of plesiosaur."
A Plesiosaur Broke My Bathtub follows the adventures of Thomas and Molly who find themselves face to face with a life-size, real-life plesiosaur in the town's local lake.