|Scientific name||Kimmerosaurus langhami|
|Creature type||Plesiosaur Reptile|
Kimmerosaurus is a plesiosaur mostly hunted by the pliosaur Predator X.
After the team hire a submarine and get into the water to search for the Predator X, they see a pod of Kimmerosaurus swimming gracefully around the submarine. They swim away from the Predator X and one of the Kimmerosaurus gets eaten by it. When te team walk away from Tallyn Bay near the end of the episode, they can see the pod of Kimmerosaurus go back through the anomaly (Episode 1.3).
Kimmerosaurus ("lizard from Kimmeridge") is an extinct genus of plesiosaur from the family Cryptoclididae,closely related to Tatenectes.
The first part of the genus name of Kimmerosaurus comes from the location of the first Kimmerosaurus fossils, Kimmeridge Clay deposits of Dorset, England (these deposits are also the root word for the Kimmeridgian stage of the Jurassic period). The second part comes from the Greek word σαυρος (sauros), "lizard".
As Kimmerosaurus is known from only a skull (and a few cervical vertebrae), much of the plesiosaur's description comes from its teeth, which are recurved and buccolingually compressed (compressed cheek-side to tongue-side). The premaxilla has only eight teeth, while there are thirty-six teeth on each ramus. The parietals of Kimmerosaurus do not form a sagittal crest. The overall skull of Kimmerosaurus is similar to Cryptoclidus but much more broad.
Kimmerosaurus fossils are found in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation near the town of Kimmeridge, in Dorset, England. This animal may have ranged through much of what is now the Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site in the southern United Kingdom.