Ancient Reptiles of the Sea

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Across

  1. This was a gigantic 4m long turtle that lived near the end of the dinosaur era. (8)
  2. This is the largest known ichthyosaur known. It was a massive 15m long with a deep vast body. It lived about 210 million years ago (11)
  3. This found it easy to float in the sea because of its air-filled found it easy to float in the sea because of its air-filled lungs, however it was not so easy for them to dive under water. (13)
  4. This fits the description of both ancient sea monsters and creatures like the famous modern-day "Loch Ness monster" (12)

Down

  1. This, with its flippers, fins and smooth, streamlined body was incredibly dolphin-like and this species was probably the acrobat of the seas (13)
  2. This was a small short-necked pliosaur. It was only 3m long. Like other pliosaurs it probably hunted by hiding in wait for its prey and then diving quickly after it (11)
  3. This was another fearsome pliosaur - with powerful paddles this enormous marine reptile flew through the sea. (10)
  4. This was a huge pliosaur - 17m in length! Fossil evidence for this creature's existence has only been found in Australia (11)


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