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How do we know it was more "fierce" than other pliosaurs? And, how did it's "underwater sniffing" work--being am air-breathing reptile, it couldn't inhale underwater. 17:55, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

For your first point, the article says that pliosaurs in general, were fiercer than plesiosaurs, primarily because plesiosaurs were designed to capture and eat fish, whereas pliosaurs were designed to eat a large variety of animals, including other plesiosaurs. For your second point, the fossil skulls of pliosaurs show that the nostrils opened up into the mouth, rather than connect with the nasopharynx, so that water would flow through the nostrils, and into the mouth, thereby giving the pliosaurs the ability to smell without having to inhale.--Mr Fink 20:48, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Krono in Texas[edit]

I know a lot of older books say that Kronosaurus has been found in Texas, but I haven't seen this information in very many newer sources. Whatever happened to the Texas pliosaur? (talk) 06:17, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, same with Mosasaurus in Kansas, Allosaurus in Portugal, and Brachiosaurus in Africa. I honestly don't know why none of the newer sources list these. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:27, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

The African Brachiosaurus has been renamed Giraffatitan. The remaining African species are probably not Brachiosaurus either and scientists are currently studying them to figure out what exactly they are. Same for the Portugese Allosaurus.MMartyniuk (talk) 05:34, 31 August 2010 (UTC)


Just wondering what was wrong with the etymology I provided-- "governing lizard". Bob the Wikipedian, the Tree of Life WikiDragon (talk) 02:44, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

It's named after Cronus, father of Zeus [1] Dinoguy2 (talk) 03:04, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for checking that. I'll update the article then. Bob the Wikipedian, the Tree of Life WikiDragon (talk) 03:37, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


Uh, guys? Sneed B. Collard III's book Reign of the Sea Dragons states that the elasmosaur attacked by Kronosaurus was Woolungasaurus, not Tuarangisaurus. (talk) 12:29, 14 April 2011 (UTC)Adam70.80.215.121 (talk) 12:29, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

The reference says otherwise. Can you do better? (talk) 21:01, 26 April 2011 (UTC)