|Type:||Swimmer, breathed air, fish eater|
|Lived When:||Late Cretaceous (99-65 million years ago)|
|Height:||It was too heavy to stand, but if it could, it would have been around 30 feet tall.|
|Weapons:||Good eyesight, and it could hide from schools of fish because of its long neck (its body would be 24 feet away!); also strong jaws|
|Diet:||Fish, squid and other small sea creatures|
|Habitat:||Open ocean. Fossils found in Wyoming, other parts of North America|
|Interesting Facts:||More than half of an Elasmosaur’s length was in its neck! That means its neck could be 25 feet long — 4 times longer than a giraffe neck!
Elasmosaurus had 4 flippers it used for swimming; these may have helped it get around on land a little.
Because of its funny shape, when one scientist first saw its bones, he put the head on the wrong end!
Take My Elasmosaurus Quiz
True or False:One scientist accidentally put the head on the wrong end of the Elasmosaurus.
(Hover over your answer and I will let you know if you are right or wrong)