Named By: T. Wegner - 1914.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria.
Species: B. brancai (type).
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.
- Brancasaurus brancai n. g. n. sp., ein elasmosauride aus dem Wealden Westfalens. - Branca-Festschrift 235-305. - T. Wegner - 1914.