Name: Discosaurus.
Phonetic: Dis-ko-sore-us.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Leidy‭ ‬-‭ ‬1851.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria.
Species: D.‭ ‬vetustus‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬carinatus.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Santonian of the Cretaceous.
Time period: USA,‭ ‬Alabama.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of two species.

       Discosaurus is a genus of plesiosaur that is known to have swam in the waters of the Western Interior Seaway during the late Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ [‬Descriptions of a number of fossil reptiles and mammals‭] ‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia‭ ‬5:325-328.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Leidy‭ ‬-‭ ‬1851.
- On Discosaurus and its allies.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Proceedings Academy National Sciences Philadelphia‭ ‬1870,‭ ‬p.‭ ‬18‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Dr.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Leidy‭ ‬-‭ ‬1870.


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