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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Plesiosauria
Suborder: Plesiosauroidea
Family: Cimoliasauridae
Persson, 1960

Scanisaurus meaning "Scania lizard", is a genus of plesiosaur. Per-Ove Persson 1996 has classified Scanisaurus in the Cimoliasauridae, as a mesodiran plesiosaur, with a larger head and relatively shorter neck than in dolichodiran (long-necked) plesiosaurs.[1] Scanisaurus lived during the Late Cretaceous (Senonian) of Sweden. It is considered nomen dubium.

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  1. ^ Persson, P. O. (1996). "A crushed reptile skull provisionally referred to Scanisaurus sp". GFF. 118 (2): 111–112. doi:10.1080/11035899609546235.