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meaning: "Alberta swimmer"
Named By: Tai Kubo, Mark T. Mitchell & Donald M. Henderson in 2012
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 73.5 Ma
Location: Canada, Alberta - Bearpaw Formation
Size: About 11.5 - 12 meters long
Diet: Piscivore
Fossil(s): Almost complete post cranial skeleton
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Plesiosauria | Elasmosauridae |

Albertonectes is an extinct genus of elasmosaurid plesiosaur known from the Late Cretaceous (middle upper Campanian stage) Bearpaw Formation of Alberta, Canada. It contains a single species, Albertonectes vanderveldei. Albertonectes is the longest elasmosaur, and more generally plesiosaur, known to date both in neck and total body length.

Read more about Albertonectes at Wikipedia
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