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meaning: "Near crocodile"
Named By: Richard Owen in 1884
Time Period: Late Jurassic, 154-149 Ma
Location: England - Kimmeridge Clay Formation. Possibly also Spain - Terenes Formation
Size: Holotype estimated to be about 5.42 meters long. A second larger individual has been estimated to be about 6.83 meters long
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull and postcranial remains of at least two individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Crocodylomorpha | Thalattosuchia | Metriorhynchidae | Geosaurini |
Also known as: | Steneosaurus manselii |

Plesiosuchus is an extinct genus of geosaurine metriorhynchid crocodyliform known from the Late Jurassic (late Kimmeridgian to early Tithonian stage) of Dorset, England and possibly also Spain. It contains a single species, Plesiosuchus manselii.

Read more about Plesiosuchus at Wikipedia
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