One of the earliest reconstructions of the Elasmosaurus showed the head misplaced on the posterior of the animal, leaving a long tail for propulsion. Once corrected, the skeletal design of this species reveals a creature that relied on four flippers for locomotion. The long neck, which was composed of seventy vertebrae, carried a small head with jaws full of sharp teeth. The Elasmosaurus is suspected to have been an ambush predator, lingering near the bottom of the ocean and waiting for schools of fish to pass by. Clearly visible with the sunlight penetrating the waters from above, the school could then be "infiltrated" by the relatively tiny head, which would appear less threatening as it snatched the unsuspecting fish of its choice. This 26 centimeter version of the Carnegie Elasmosaurus features a new paint scheme better suited to aquatic camouflage.