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Named By: J. Leidy in 1851
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 80.5 Ma
Location: USA, Alabama
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Piscivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains of two species
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Plesiosauria |

Elasmosaurus (from Greek elasmos elasmos 'thin plate' (referring to thin plates in its pelvic girdle) + sauros sauros 'lizard') is a genus of plesiosaur with an extremely long neck that lived in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage), 80.5 million years ago.

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