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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 11:00 a.m. PST

… Elasmosaurs.

"In a study published Friday in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, paleontologists report the discovery of a partially-preserved skeleton of one of the earliest known elasmosaurs, from the Early Cretaceous (130 million years ago) of Germany.

They were fully adapted to an aquatic lifestyle, and had a distinctive body plan comprising a streamlined body, paddle-like limbs and a very long neck with up to 75 individual vertebrae.

Named Lagenanectes richterae, the newly identified elasmosaur was 26 feet (8 m) long and inhabited a shallow sea around what is now Germany some 130 million years ago…"
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