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Question 1:
What period does the fossils of the Plesiosaur come from?
Middle Permian
Early Jurassic - Late Cretaceous
Early Cretaceous,
Early Arenig

Question 2:
What classis does Plesiosaur belong to?

Question 3: A plesiosaur (pronounced /ˈpliːsiəˌsɔər/; Greek: plēsios/πλησιος 'near' or 'close to' and sauros/σαυρος 'lizard') was a type of ________ aquatic (mostly marine) reptile.

Question 4: The first plesiosaur skeletons were found in England by ________, in the early 1800s, and were amongst the first fossil vertebrates to be described by science.
DinosaurMary AnningIguanodonWilliam Buckland

Question 5: Specimens are on display in museums in the UK, including New Walk Museum, Leicester, The Yorkshire Museum, The Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge, ________, Warwick Museum, Bristol Museum and the Dorset Museum.
Whitworth Art GalleryJohn Rylands University LibraryAlan Turing BuildingManchester Museum

Question 6: It is likely that they cruised slowly below the surface of the water, using their long flexible neck to move their head into position to snap up unwary fish or ________.

Question 7: While they were ________ diapsid reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs, they were neither dinosaurs nor archosaurs.
TriassicMesozoicGeologic time scaleCretaceous

Question 8: Notable among them is the collection of plesiosaurs in the ________, London, which are on display in the marine reptiles gallery.
British MuseumImperial War MuseumVictoria and Albert MuseumNatural History Museum

Question 9: These include the ________, unspecialized types which are limited to the Early Jurassic period; Cryptoclididae, (e.g.

Question 10: Family ________ Gray, 1825 sensu O'Keefe, 2001


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