Image: Pliosaur, Kronosaurus queenslandicus

Pliosaur, Kronosaurus queenslandicus

Kronosaurus queenslandicus, One of the largest of the Pliosaurs, from Queensland.

Anne Musser
© Australian Museum


Kronosaurus queenslandicus, from the Early Cretaceous of Queensland, was the largest known pliosaurid. These huge marine carnivores plied the oceans and inland seas during the Mesozoic, using both pairs of limbs to 'fly' underwater. Kronosaurus would have hunted large fish, invertebrates such as giant squid and ammonites, and perhaps even other large reptiles like elasmosaurids and ichthyosaurs.

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Tags pliosaurs, plesiosaurs, Early Cretaceous, fossils, illustration, Kronosaurus, Queensland,