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meaning: "Long-nosed eye"
Named By: Samuel Wendell Williston in 1902
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 93.5-70.6 Ma
Location: Canada, Saskatchewan - Bearpaw Formation. USA, Kansas - Smokey Hill Chalk & Fort Hays Limestone, Utah - Tropic Shale
Size: Up to 3 meters long
Diet: Piscivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens, some almost complete
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Plesiosauria | Plesiosauroidea | Cryptoclidia | Leptocleidia | Polycotylidae |

Dolichorhynchops is an extinct genus of polycotylid plesiosaur from the Late Cretaceous (early Turonian to late Campanian stage) of North America, containing three species, D. osborni, D. bonneri and D. tropicensis, as well as a questionably referred fourth species, D. herschelensis. Dolichorhynchops was an oceangoing prehistoric reptile. Its Greek generic name means "long-nosed face".

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