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Pliosaur

 

Pliosaur Facts

Name Means
"Larger Reptile"
Type
Greater predator meat-eating marine reptile
Lived When
Jurassic (246 to 144 million years ago)
Length
8-36 feet, even up to 50 feet!*
Weapons
Size, teeth; but very vulnerable because it didn't have tough hide
Diet
Sea reptiles
Habitat
Oceans, Europe

Interesting
Pliosaur
Facts

* In 2006 a pliosaur fossil was found in Pliosaurs breathed air through their nostrils, which were on the upper front of their heads. This means they just had to poke their heads above water a little way to take a breath.

Pliosaurs were enemies of mosasaurs. They often killed the longer-necked, slower plesiosaurs. Kronosaurus was a type of pliosaur.

 

 

 


Pliosaur were sea creatures that lived in the time of the dinosaurs

Pliosaur often killed long-neck plesiosaurs.

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Q: Were any pliosaurs ever larger than a T-Rex?

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Find more pliosaur facts at:

http://www.oceansofkansas.com/pliosaur.

http://www.paleodirect.com/pliopleo1.htm

http://www.livescience.com/animals/080228-monster-pliosaur.html


See More Dinosaurs, More Dinosaur Facts on the Kids Dig Dinos Site:

Albertosaurus Allosaurus Apatosaurus
Baryonyx Coelophysis Cynognathus
Deinonychus Dilophosaurus Dimorphodon
Diplocaulus Dromaeosaurus Elasmosaurus
Giganotosaurus Hesperonis Ichthyosaurus
Kronosaurus Liopleurodon Nothosaurus
Ornithomimus Oviraptor Ornitholestes
Plesiosaur Pliosaur Protoceratops
Quetzacoatlus Saltopus Pterodactyl
Stegosaurus T-Rex Spinosaurus
Trilobite Troodon Triceratops
Utahraptor Velociraptor Yangchuanosaurus



 

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