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Pliosaurs
Liopleurodon profile
Physical description
LifespanUnknown
Average Size4-13 m
Average weight500 kg-30 t
DietCarnivorous
Conservational Status
StatusExtinct
IUCN statusFossil
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderPlesiosauria
FamilyPliosauroidea
Genus19

Pliosaurs were a group of predatory marine reptiles in the superfamily Pliosauroidea. Classified as plesiosaurs, pliosaurs are distinguished from their plesiosauroid relatives by their short necks and, in many cases, massive skulls. Pliosaurs were the top predators of the oceans from the upper Jurassic to the early upper Cretaceous periods; their role would later be mostly taken by the mosasaurs.

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Superfamily Pliosauroidea

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