Name: Eoplesiosaurus ‭(‬Dawn Plesiosaurus‭)‬.
Phonetic: E-oh-ples-e-o-sore-us
Named By: Roger B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benson,‭ ‬Mark Evans‭ & ‬Patrick S.‭ ‬Druckenmiller‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria.
Species: E.‭ ‬antiquior‭ (‬type‭).
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: About‭ ‬3‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: England‭ ‬-‭ ‬Blue Lias Formation.
Time period: Hettangian‭? ‬of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skeleton,‭ ‬lacking the skull.

       Eoplesiosaurus was so named for its earlier appearance in the Jurassic that the far more famous Plesiosaurus.‭ ‬Eoplesiosaurus was still small when compared to the plesiosaurs that appeared later in the Jurassic,‭ ‬though it is noted as having a proportionately long neck when compared to some other genera.

Further reading
-‭ ‬High Diversity,‭ ‬Low Disparity and Small Body Size in Plesiosaurs‭ (‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia‭) ‬from the Triassic–Jurassic Boundary‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS ONE‭ ‬7‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬e31838‭ ‬-‭ ‬Roger B.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benson,‭ ‬Mark Evans‭ & ‬Patrick S.‭ ‬Druckenmiller‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.


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