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Plesiosaurus


Plesiosaurus
(‘Close to lizard’) Carnivore Early Jurassic, 195 MYA, Found in: England, Lived in: Forests, Dino skill The long neck of the Plesiosaurus has 40 bones compared to human necks that only have seven. This long neck allowed the Plesiosaurus to reach food in tight spaces. Killer rating: 3/5 Speed: 2/5 Defence: 2/5 Plesiosaurus As well as eating fish, Plesiosaurs also ate stones, which helped digest the fish by grinding them down inside their stomachs Fact Streamlined Smooth skin helped the Plesiosaurus swim Sneak attack Plesiosaurus’s eyes were on the side of its head, so that it could look up at its prey, and attack from below.

Flippers Plesiosaurus had flippers to push itself through the water at about 16km/h, which is slower than today’s dolphins or whales Breathing out When breathing out it would push the air out through its nostrils Fishy feast. Needle-like teeth were able to trap fish Breathing in The Plesiosaurus would breathe in through its mouth.

Plesiosaurus