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Platyoposaurus stuckenbergi by DiBgd Platyoposaurus stuckenbergi by DiBgd
Platyoposaurus stuckenbergi - archegosauroid from Middle Permian of Russia. This exemplar is about 1 m long (based on full skeleton from PIN museum).
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Deinowilly Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are pycnodontids th fishes in the background? or simply random ones?
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DiBgd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Platysomus!
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RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
I thought it was named after the Platypus :D
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DiBgd Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Originally name was "Platyops" (preoccuped) - "flat face".
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avancna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For a moment, I thought it was a small pliosaur.
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DiBgd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
It's an archegosaur, older name - "Platyops", close relative of Prionosuchus. By the way, according some Russian sources, this animals can be over 2,5 m long! It's smaller than Prionosuchus, but big temnospondyl. Platyoposaurs lived in rivers and so named "very shallow seas" (VSS)on East European placket in Permian.
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avancna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And they fed on fish or whoever they could wrap their jaws around?
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DiBgd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
They fed only in the water (gharial-like), so it can eat fish and small aquatic tetrapods
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avancna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting.
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