elasmosaur


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elasmosaur

(ɪˈlæzməˌsɔː)
n
(Animals) a very long-necked extinct marine reptile: a type of plesiosaur
[C19: from Greek elasmos metal plate + sauros lizard]
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The perfectly preserved 15ft-long elasmosaur skeleton represents a 30 million year missing link in the family tree of the squid-eating marine reptile that has been baffling scientists for decades.
THE WAY THEY WERE: How the Elasmosaur sea creature looked