How Plesiosaurs REALLY Swam - a Locomotion Study

Author: Max Hawthorne

A detailed animation examining the proper swimming methods of plesiosaurs, (in this case a pliosaur) as conceived by paleo-fiction author Max Hawthorne, with contributions by Dr. Mark McMenamin. To read the theory of plesiosaur propulsion in its entirety, go to:

Note: the animal's body is designed with marine adaptations in mind, as well as a color pattern that would assist in mimicking and stalking elasmosaurs. Special thanks to Triassic Kraken discovere…more


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