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Brachauchenius
Brachauchenius lucasi2DB
Name Brachauchenius
Class Sauropsida
Order Plesiosauria
Family Pliosauridae
species Brachauchenius
Name Translation "short neck"
Period Cretaceous


Brachauchenius was a genus of carniverous marine reptiles, known as pliosaurs. Brachauchenius lived throughout the Cretaceous Period in what is now the United States of America and Columbia.

Popular in Culture

A Brachauchenius named Maelstrom was one of the main antagonists in Ice Age: The Meltdown.
Maelstorm diving

Maelstrom a Brachauchenius from Ice Age: The Meltdown.