FOSSILS SPECIMEN: PLESIOSAURS

Fossils are defined as any evidence of prehistoric life. There are two types of fossils: Body Fossils include remains of skeletal bones, shell, carapace, test and teeth. Trace Fossils are clues the organism existed such as foot prints, tracks, burrows and coprolites (fossil dung).

First discovered in Europe by the earliest paleontologist, Plesiosaurs are one of the major groups of marine reptiles found in the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. To see my plesiosaur models click here. 

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Class: Reptilia – Superorder: Sauropterygia – Clade: Pistosauria – Order: Plesiosauria

(marine reptiles)

Upper Triassic to Upper Cretaceous

 

Plesiosaurus Skull (Cast)

Jurassic Period

Europe

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