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Temnospondyli

PLATYOPOSAURUS
stuckenbergi


 
Meaning Of Name: Flat Faced Reptile
Classification: TEMNOSPONDYLI (an amphibian): Eryopoidae; Family Archegosauridae
Age: Late Permian, Zone I and Zone II, 255-250 million years ago
Locality: Belebey, Bashkortostan, Russia
Cast Size: 37cm in length

Represented by a skull of a carnivorous labyrinthodont amphibian. This species probably reached up to 2 5 metres in length and probably fed primarily on fish-filling an ecological role much like crocodiles and alligators today.