Leivanectes

Name: Leivanectes ‭(‬Leiva swimmer‭)‬.
Phonetic: Lee-vah-nek-teez.
Named By: Páramo Fonseca,‭ ‬María Euridice‭; ‬José Patricio O'Gorman‭; ‬Zulma Gasparini‭; ‬Santiago Padilla‭ & ‬Mary Luz Parra Ruge‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Sauropterygia,‭ ‬Plesiosauria,‭ ‬Elasmosauridae.
Species: L.‭ ‬bernardoi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Total size unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Colombia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paja Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Leivanectes is a genus of elasmosaurid plesiosaur known to have swum in the waters around South America during the early Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new late Aptian elasmosaurid from the Paja Formation,‭ ‬Villa de Leiva,‭ ‬Colombia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cretaceous Research.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Páramo Fonseca,‭ ‬María Euridice‭; ‬José Patricio O'Gorman‭; ‬Zulma Gasparini‭; ‬Santiago Padilla‭ & ‬Mary Luz Parra Ruge‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.



----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Random favourites