Platyoposaurus

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Platyoposaurus
Temporal range: Middle Permian
Platyoposaurus watsoni 1DB.jpg
Platyoposaurus watsoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Tetrapoda
Class: Amphibia
Order: Temnospondyli
Family: Archegosauridae
Genus: Platyoposaurus
Trautschold, 1884
Species
  • P. struckensbergi
  • P. watsoni

Platyposaurus was a Temnospondyli amphibian from the Middle Permian period about 270-268 Mya.[1]

Platyoposaurus stuckenbergi

One of the discoveries includes a skull 28 cm long with a purported body length of 250 cm representing a carnivorous adult specimen.[2]

The fossil remains were found in Belebey, Bashkortostan in Russia, and the name Platyposaurus means "flat faced reptile".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rich, Pat Vickers, and Thomas H. V. Rich, The Great Russian Dinosaurs, Guntar Graphics, 1993, p. 31 ISBN 0-7326-0503-2
  2. ^ http://www.palaeos.com/Paleozoic/Permian/Roadian.html Accessed 2007/12/16
  3. ^ Rich, Pat Vickers, and Thomas H. V. Rich, The Great Russian Dinosaurs, Guntar Graphics, 1993, p. 31 ISBN 0-7326-0503-2