Futabasaurus

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Futabasaurus
Temporal range: Upper Cretaceous
National Museum of Nature and Science- Futabasaurus.jpg
Reconstructed skeleton
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Futabasaurus
Model based off Nessiteras

Futabasaurus was a plesiosaur from the Upper Cretaceous. A complete skeleton of one has not been found. It is not known very well.

Futabasaurus is the first elasmosaurid found in Japan. The type species is F. suzukii. Many of the bones of the type specimen show apparent scavenging or predation by sharks.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sato, Tamaki; Hasegawa, Yoshikazu; and Manabe, Makoto (2006). "A new elasmosaurid plesiosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Fukushima, Japan". Palaeontology 49 (3): 467–484. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2006.00554.x.