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Plesiopleurodon[1] was a pliosaur that lived during the Early Cretaceous period. It was anatomically similar to the larger Liopleurodon - a distantly related species that lived millions of years before it.

In Walking with Dinosaurs

"Giant of the Skies"

A Plesiopleurodon was seen in the episode failing to catch an Ornithocheirus.

Behind the scenes

The model of Liopleurodon was reused to represent the creature. In fact, it is incorrectly identified as a Liopleurodon in the US version.

Long neck Plesiosaurs and short neck Pliosaurs are now thought to have flukes on their tails, and not smooth lizard-like tails like in the series.

List of appearances

Notes and references

  1. Identified as such in Dinosaur Worlds.
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