Sinopliosaurus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Sinopliosaurus lived during the Early Cretaceous. The first Sinopliosaurus fossil was discovered in 1944.

Quick facts about Sinopliosaurus:

  • Existed from Kimmeridgian Age to Cretaceous Period
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 106 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Sinopliosaurus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Sinopliosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Z. Dong. 1973. [Cretaceous stratigraphy of Wuerho district, Dsungar Basin]. Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang (II): Pterosaurian Fauna from Wuerho, Sinkiang. Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica 11:1-7
  • C.-C. Young. 1944. On the reptilian remains from Weiyuan, Szechuan, China. Bulletin of the Geological Society of China 24(3–4):187-205
  • C. -C. Young and M. N. Bien. 1943. Some geologic problems of the Tsinling. Bulletin of the Geological Society of China 23(1–2):15-34