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  • noun Plural form of pliosaur.

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Examples

  • There are also many fossils of plesio-and pliosaurs, including the famous nearly complete articulated skeleton of a juvenile Liopleurodon ferox from the Oxford Clays from which many life-reconstructions are based but actually when I took a closer look I was under the strong impression that the intervertebral distance is too big and some tail vertebrae seems missing too...

    Color Underwater

  • I especially like the one with the submarine and the pliosaurs.

    Color Underwater

  • The deep blue and the sunlight gave the crocodile a blueish-grey appearance, very similar to the pliosaurs on the painting.

    Color Underwater

  • The more derived cymbospondylids and shastasaurs grew to larger sizes and were also far more formidable, with their stout, keeled teeth and robust jaws indicating that they were macropredators that perhaps filled the role that pliosaurs and mosasaurs did later on in the Mesozoic.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Giant pliosaurs and the mysterious ‘Megapleurodon’.

    Life in the Oxford Clay sea

  • Those pliosaurs are going to get mighty hungry looking for trilobites!

    Hark! The Pterodactyls Sing

  • The latter, generally known as pliosaurs, include the huge scary macropredator Liopleurodon, shown at top right biting an ichthyosaur to death.

    Life in the Oxford Clay sea

  • That's very interesting if accurate, confirming without doubt a length exceeding 6 m for a Late Jurassic pliosaur, but as is reasonably well known there are indications that some pliosaur taxa reached and exceeded 10 and perhaps 15 m in length (Dave Martill, Les Noe and I are due to publish on this at some stage and have already published an article on the subject of giant pliosaurs in Dino Press magazine).

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • That's very interesting if accurate, confirming without doubt a length exceeding 6 m for a Late Jurassic pliosaur, but as is reasonably well known there are indications that some pliosaur taxa reached and exceeded 10 and perhaps 15 m in length (Dave Martill, Les Noe and I are due to publish on this at some stage and have already published an article on the subject of giant pliosaurs in Dino Press magazine).

    BBC News 24 (again)

  • Most artists have depicted them as looking something like long-tailed pliosaurs, albeit of course with that subtriangular fin at the tail tip.

    My party and those marvellous metriorhynchids

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