Named By: Christian Erich Hermann von Meyer - 1860.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Scleroglossa.
Species: A. tommasinii (type), A. crassicostatus (possibly a synonym to A. tommasinii).
Known locations: Slovenia.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
A little known creature, Acteosaurus has been speculated to be a marine reptile, similar to the mosasauroids. Acteosaurus was named after Actaeon, a hunter in Greek Mythology.
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- Redescription of Acteosaurus tommasinii von Meyer, 1860, and a discussion of evolutionary trends within the clade Ophidiomorpha. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 30: 94–108. - Alessandro Palci & Michael Caldwell - 2010.