Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "Kronus lizard - after the king of the Greek Titans"
Named By: Longman in 1924
Time Period: Early Cretaceous, 125-99 Ma
Location: Australia. Colombia
Size: Estimated between 9 and 10 meters long. Skull 2.7 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Two sets of remains and associated individual teeth
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Plesiosauria | Pliosauroidea | Pliosauridae |

Kronosaurus ( KRON-o-SAWR-as; meaning "lizard of Kronos") is an extinct genus of short-necked pliosaur. With an estimated length of 9-10.5 metres (30-34 ft), it was among the largest pliosaurs, and is named after the leader of the Greek Titans, Cronus. It lived in the Early Cretaceous Period (Aptian-Albian). Fossil material has been recovered from Queensland in Australia, and from the Paja Formation in Boyaca, Colombia, and assigned to two species.

Read more about Kronosaurus at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra