Name: Brancasaurus.
Phonetic: Bran-cah-sor-us.
Named By: T.‭ ‬Wegner‭ ‬-‭ ‬1914.
Synonyms: Gronausaurus
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria.
Species: B.‭ ‬brancai‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Holotype individual about‭ ‬3.25‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Germany‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bückeberg Formation.
Time period: Mid Berriasian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and almost complete specimen.

       Brancasaurus is a genus of small plesiosaur that lived in the waters of Europe during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Because the holotype individual of Brancasaurus was fairly small,‭ ‬most of the skeleton has been recovered,‭ ‬and Brancasaurus is known as one of the most complete individual plesiosaurs ever recovered.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Brancasaurus brancai n.‭ ‬g.‭ ‬n.‭ ‬sp.,‭ ‬ein elasmosauride aus dem Wealden Westfalens.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Branca-Festschrift‭ ‬235-305.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Wegner‭ ‬-‭ ‬1914.


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