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Kronosaurus is an extinct genus of marine reptile. The genus name literally translates to "lizard of Kronos" and hints to its large size, as it was named after one of the Greek Titans. Kronosaurus is a short-necked pliosaur, a unique lineage of predatory marine reptiles. It is an enormous creature and one of the largest pliosaurs, at 9-10 meters (30-33 feet) in total length. It lived in the Early Cretaceous Period (Aptian-Albian, ~100.5 ma - 125.0 ma) (Hampe, 1992; Kear, 2003).


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