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Elasmosaurus platyurus

Pronounced (EE-LAS-MOH-SOAR-US PLAT-E-U-RUS) Nickname: “Cope’s Mistake” Discovered By: Theophilus Turner, 1867 Discovery Location:Logan County, Kansas Location of Original Specimen: Philadelphia Academy of Natural Science, Philadelphia, Pennslyvania Diet: Fish (Piscivorous) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 80 million years Formation: Pierre Shale Length: 42 ft Discovered in 1867 by a passing pioneer and collected the following year by […]

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