Vectocleidus was a plesiosaur, a type of marine reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it coexisted with many dinosaurs. Vectocleidus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Europe. The first Vectocleidus fossil was discovered in 2012.

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

Vectocleidus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. B. J. Benson and H. F. Ketchum. 2013. A new leptocleidid (Sauropterygia, Plesiosauria) from the Vectis Formation (Early Barremian–early Aptian; Early Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight and the evolution of Leptocleididae, a controversial clade. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 11(2):233-250