Sinopliosaurus was a pliosauroid plesiosaur that lived around 100 million years ago. They were a species of marine reptile that lived in harmony with other marine animals. Only a single specimen of the Sinopliosaurus has been found to date, so not much is known about the natural history of this plesiosaur.
The phonetic pronunciation of 'Sinopliosaurus' is 'Sy-no-ply-o-sore-us'.
Sinopliosaurus was a species of plesiosaur that belonged to the family Pliosauridae.
Sinopliosaurus roamed the Earth during the Early Cretaceous period, mainly from the Aptian age to the Albian stages.
The exact time when Sinopliosaurus became Extinct is not known.
The only reptilian remains of the Sinopliosaurus that have been found to date were from Lianmugin Formation from the Dsungar Basin in China. Hence, Sinopliosaurus probably lived in southern China.
Sinopliosaurus was a marine reptile, and it had semi-aquatic habits and lived in coastal habitats.
It's not known whether Sinopliosaurus lived on their own or in groups.
The Sinopliosaurus lifespan is not really known.
It is not clear whether Sinopliosaurus were oviparous or viviparous.
Not much is known about the appearance of Sinopliosaurus except for the fact that it was short-necked. Sinopliosaurus fossils are rare and special to come by.
Only a few bones of Sinopliosaurus vertebrae and a tooth have been found to date, so the total number of bones the Sinopliosaurus has is not known.
It is not known how Sinopliosaurus communicated.
The size of Sinopliosaurus is not known.
The speed of Sinoplisaurus is unknown.
It's not known how much they weighed.
Males and females of the species have no specific names.
A baby Sinopliosaurus is called a juvenile.
Sinopliosaurus probably acted aggressively when they were catching their prey and when trying to defend themselves against predators like bigger carnivores, like any other animal.
A species of the Sinopliosaurus genus, the Sinopliosaurus fusuiensis, was found based on its teeth. These teeth of the Sinopliosaurus fusuiensis were later discovered to be the teeth of a spinosaurid theropod dinosaur. This spinosaurid theropod dinosaur discovered from the spinosaur teeth is now known as Siamosaurus. Other spinosaurid teeth have also been found, but they have indeterminate forms.
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