A Plesiosaur is a relatively large, sometimes long-necked aquatic reptile. There are several different species (in order of size): Dolichorhynchops, Elasmosaurus, Liopleurodon, Kronosaurus, and Pliosaurus. While Justin has not revealed concept art, Fothcrah's concept is loosely based on Pliosaurus, Kronosaurus, and Liopleurodon.
The Plesiosaur is a aquatic ocean predator that exists in Justin's fictional world (but actually existed in our world at one point in time). There are two basic shapes: one with a very long neck and smaller jaws, and one with a shorter neck, but a massive head with crushing jaws (Fothcrah is based on the latter).
Plesiosaurs have a broad flat body, a short tail, and four long flippers that propel them through the water with strong, flying movements. They are powered by big muscles attached to wide bony plates formed by the shoulder girdle and the pelvis. The size of a plesiosaur ranges from ten to fifty feet, and their weight ranges from three hundred to twenty thousand pounds. Fothcrah is eighty feet, forty thousand pounds. Under water, they can reach speeds of up to ten miles per hour. Back in their time, they completely dominated the oceans of Earth, and still dominate the ocean of Terrium.
Plesiosaurs live in the empty, open areas of the sea, and they eat just about any sea animal out there.
Known Plesiosaurs Edit
- The plesiosaur was a real creature on Earth. It was an order or clade of Mesozoic marine reptiles (marine Sauropsida) belonging to the Sauropterygia. They became especially common during the Jurassic Period, thriving until their disappearance due to the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous Period about sixty-six million years ago. They had a worldwide oceanic distribution. (read more on Wikipeda)