Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DINO-A-DAY #90: Plesiosaurus

Welcome to Dino-a-Day, where we'll be highlighting one prehistoric beast per day until the release of our graphic novel Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth on January 4, 2011.

Each of the ninety-six creatures we'll be featuring on this blog are taken from a huge 2-page spread in the middle of Evolution. So while you can see each individual creature here, you'll need to grab the book to see them all together!



NAME: Plesiosaurus
PRONUNCIATION: PLEE-see-o-SAWR-uhs
ORDER: Plesiosauria
EXISTED DURING: Early Jurassic
DISCOVERED: England, 1821
FUN FACT: The first Plesiosaurus skeleton was discovered by Mary Anning, she being the rare female in a field then dominated by men. Anning made several early discoveries in England’s Blue Lias cliffs, doing her bone hunting after landslides when the fossils were freshly exposed.


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Source: Wikipedia
Pronunciation: Dinosauria.com

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