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meaning: "Ribbon lizard"
Named By: Edward Drinker Cope in 1868
Time Period: Late Cretaceous, 80.5 Ma
Location: USA, particularly associated with Kansas - Pierre Shale
Size: 14 meters long
Diet: Piscivore
Fossil(s): Many specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Plesiosauria | Elasmosauridae |

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.

Read more about Elasmosaurus at Wikipedia
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