CGTPL Elasmosaurus
Vital statistics
Attributes Long neck; small body and head; live in pods; graceful swimmer
Diet Small marine animals
Fossil finds North America
Temporal fossil range Cretaceous
85 to 65mya
Other names
Production information
Notable individuals
TV appearances Sea Monsters: To Hell and Back?
Book appearances

Elasmosaurus was a large plesiosaur from the Cretaceous. This reptile is famous for its long neck.

Physical appearance and biologyEdit

Elasmosaurus was a large plesiosaur which was 15 metres long, most of its length being its neck and tail. It had a barrel-shaped body with four diamond-shaped flippers. It was a graceful swimmer. This was achieved by keeping its neck in front of it. Any bends or kinks would negatively affect its swimming abilties. Elasmosaurus had 75 vertebrae in its neck.

Behaviour and traitsEdit

When hunting, Elasmosaurus would dive beneath a shoal of fish. As its body was so far away, the fish wouldn't notice the danger and would swim upwards, securing an easy catch. Periodically, Elasmosaurus would venture into shallow waters where it would dive to the sea bed to snatch and swallow small pebbles. These stones aided in grinding up food in Elasmosaurus' stomach.

Elasmosaurus were viviparous, meaning that they gave birth to live young since it would be too cumbersome to go onto dry land.

In Sea MonstersEdit

The Deadliest Sea EverEdit

Whilst searching for the Giant Mosasaur, Nigel Marven's RV recorded a group of Elasmosaurus swimming alongside The Ancient Mariner. As Nigel positioned the RV, one curious Elasmosaurus investigated the camera and knocked it. As the group passed, Nigel caught a glimpse of another Cretaceous marine reptile, an Archelon.

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