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A Woolungasaurus eating a school of fish.


Woolungasaurus was a genus of long-necked pleisiosaur from the Albian stage of the Creatceous. Fossils of this pleisiosaur are known from the Wallumbia Formation of Queensland, Australlia.

Description[]

At 9.5 meters (29 ft) in legth, the type species, W. glendowerensis, is known from a partial skeleton, consisting of 46 vertebrae, shoulder girdles, ribs, foreamrms, and a partial rear limb.

Classification[]

Woolungasurus was a member of the family Elasmosauridae, with a rather stereotypical appearance for the family, having a long neck, a small head, and jaws lined with 40 sharp teeth, evolved for catching fish.

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