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Woolung

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.

DescriptionEdit

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.

ClassificationEdit

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.