Top 10 Ancient Aquatic and Aerial Reptiles

Quetzalcoatlus: Massive Cretaceous Reptile with a 36-Foot Wingspan and Impressive Hunting Skills


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During the Triassic period, approximately 235-200 million years ago, the mighty Shastasaurus roamed the seas. These colossal creatures reached lengths of up to 75 feet and weighed around 33 tons.


Liopleurodon, a mighty Jurassic predator, dominated the ancient seas 160-155 million years ago. This colossal reptile, comparable in size to a modern rhinoceros, stretched up to 33 feet long. 


Dakosaurus, a formidable alligator-like marine reptile, terrorized the Late Jurassic seas with its 16-foot length, 1300-pound weight, and powerful jaws filled with serrated teeth, making it a fearsome predator of fish and marine reptiles.


Elasmosaurus: Long-necked, Cretaceous reptile, up to 49 ft, 4 tons, lived in shallow seas, ate fish, fossils in Kansas, Wyoming, California.


Mosasaurus: Massive, fast, and fierce marine reptile of the Late Cretaceous, up to 59 ft long, 15 tons, with a streamlined body, sharp teeth, and speed of 35 mph, found in various locations worldwide.


Ichthyosaurus: Early Jurassic dolphin-like reptile, 13ft long, 1,100lbs, 4 flippers, tooth-filled snout, 17mph swimmer, hunted fish in shallow seas, found in Germany, England, Switzerland.


Plesiosaurus, a Jurassic marine reptile with four fins, a short tail, and long necks, measuring about 11 feet in length, giving birth to live young, its fossils found in England, adding intrigue to the Loch Ness monster legend.


Nothosaurus, a versatile Triassic reptile, adapted for both land and water, with a length of 23 feet, utilizing sunning on the coast and diving for prey, equipped with webbed feet, a streamlined tail, and unique interlocking teeth to capture fish and small dinosaurs.


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