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Neusticosaurus
Neusticosaurus
Physical description
LifespanUnknown
Average SizeEstimated 30 cm
Average weightEstimated 4-5 kg
DietCarnivorous; likely fish
Conservational Status
StatusExtinct
IUCN statusFossil
Scientific classification
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSauropterygia
FamilyPachypleurosauridae
GenusNeusticosaurus
SpeciesNeusticosaurus pussilus

Neusticosaurus (meaning "swimming reptile" or "swimming lizard") is a genus of very small nothosauroid marine reptiles. Fossil remains have been found in Germany and France. It is similar in size to Keichousaurus. Fossil remains, around 24 to 30 centimetres long, may or may not represent adult individuals. If such fossils belong to adults, Neusticosaurus would be the smallest nothosaur discovered.

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