Fun Fresnosaurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 23, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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Fresnosaurus facts talk about their description.
Age: 3-18
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Fresnosaurus drescheri, first discovered in 1943, was a type species of plesiosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous period around 70-66 million years ago. Its name honors Arthur Drescher. It belonged to the family Elasmosauridae.

Fresnosaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Fresnosaurus'?

Its pronunciation is 'Frez-noe-sore-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Fresnosaurus?

Fresnosaurus was a type species of plesiosaur.

In which geological period did the Fresnosaurus roam the Earth?

Fresnosaurus roamed the Earth during the Late Cretaceous period, mainly during the Maastrichtian stage.

When did the Fresnosaurus become Extinct?

It's not known when exactly Fresnosaurus became Extinct.

Where did Fresnosaurus live?

Fresnosaurus is said to be from California, United States.

What was the Fresnosauruss' habitat?

These elasmosaurid plesiosaurs probably lived in marine habitats.

Who did the Fresnosaurus live with?

It's not known whether Fresnosaurus lived on their own or in groups, however, it must have coexisted alongside other dinosaurs.

How long did a Fresnosaurus live?

The Fresnosaurus lifespan is not known.

How did they reproduce?

Fresnosaurus were viviparous.

Fresnosaurus Fun Facts

What did the Fresnosaurus look like?

The appearance of Fresnosaurus drescheri is not certain, but it must have been like other elasmosaurid plesiosaurs.

Fresnosaurus lived during the Cretaceous period.


How many bones did a Fresnosaurus have?

The total number of bones these reptiles had is not known.

How did they communicate?

The mode of communication has not yet been discovered.

How big was the Fresnosaurus?

Fresnosaurus of the Cretaceous period could grow up to around 30-33 ft (9-10 m) in length.

How fast could a Fresnosaurus move?

Their exact speed is unknown.

How much did a Fresnosaurus weigh?

Their weight is unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

No specific name was given to the male and female of this species.

What would you call a baby Fresnosaurus?

A baby Fresnosaurus was called a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

Being carnivores of the Cretaceous, they were probably aggressive.

Did You Know…

The type species name of the Extinct genus is 'Fresnosaurus drescheri', which honors Fresno County where the fossils of this marine reptile were found, and the paleontologist Arthur Drescher.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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