Name: Anarosaurus
Phonetic: An-ah-ro-sore-us.
Named By: Dames‭ ‬1890.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia, ‬Pachypleurosauroidea.
Species: A.‭ ‬pumilo‭ (‬type‭), A. heterodontus‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Netherlands.
Time period: Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Fragmentary remains.

       Not a lot is known about Anarosaurus due to the very fragmentary remains that are all we currently have.‭ ‬What can be ascertained from the remains however is that Anarosaurus was a pachypleurosaur,‭ ‬small reptiles that‭ ‬in appearance looked somewhere between terrestrial lizards and fully aquatic plesiosaurs.‭ ‬With this in mind Anarosaurus would have been a coastal animal that probably fed in the water,‭ ‬but returned to land to rest.

Further reading
- Pachypleurosaurs (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Lower Muschelkalk, and a review of the Pachypleurosauroidea. - Fieldiana: Geology, new series (32)1-44. - O. Rieppel & K. Lin - 1995.
- Skull morphology of Anarosaurus heterodontus (Reptilia: Sauropterygia: Pachypleurosauria) from the Lower Muschelkalk of the Germanic Basin (Winterswijk, the Netherlands). - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 29 (3): 665. - N. Klein - 2009.


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