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Prehistoric Reptiles

Mesosaurus

Quick Mesosaurus Facts: - Lived during the Early Permian Period - Lived in what is now Africa and South America - Was about the size of a Dachshund dog - Lived in freshwater rivers and lakes - Ate plankton and small marine animals

Ophthalmosaurus

Quick Ophthalmosaurus Facts: - Lived during the Late Jurassic Period - Lived in oceans worldwide - Was a marine adapted reptile - Could dive to great depths - Lived off a diet of fish, mollusks and squid

Shastasaurus

Quick Shastasaurus Facts: - Lived during the Late Triassic Period - Lived in the Pacific Ocean - Was a marine adapted reptile - Was about the size of a modern sperm whale - Lived of squids, fish and cephalopods

Shonisaurus

Quick Shonisaurus Facts: - Lived during the Late Triassic Period - Lived in oceans worldwide - Was a marine adapted reptile - Was as long as 2 killer whales placed end to end - Was as heavy as 2 sperm whales - Is the State fossil of Nevada - Lived off a diet of fish and squids

Ichthyosaurus

Quick Ichthyosaurus Facts: - Lived during the Early Jurassic Period - Lived in oceans worldwide - Was a marine adapted reptile - Was about the size of an adult human male - Could swim as fast as a dolphin - Was a Piscivore - Was Viviparous (gave birth to live young) - Lived off fish and squids

Meiolania

Quick Meiolania Facts: - Lived from the Pleistocene Period through the Modern Period - Lived in what is now Australia - Was longer than a refrigerator is high - Weighed as much as a grand piano - Was a Carnivore

Psephoderma

Quick Psephoderma Facts: - Lived during the Late Triassic Period - Lived in what is now Europe - Was as long as a yard stick - Weighed about as much as a Dachshund dog - Was a Carnivore

Archelon

Quick Archelon Facts: - Lived during the Late Cretaceous Period - Lived in the oceans around what is now North America - Was the size of a small great white shark - Was a Carnivore - Ate Squids and Jellyfish

Carbonemys

Quick Tetrapodophis Facts: - Lived during the Paleocene Period - Lived in what is now South America - Was the size of a small car - May have been enemies with Titanoboa - Was a Carnivore

Tetrapodophis

Quick Tetrapodophis Facts: - Lived during the Early Cretaceous Period - Lived in what is now South America - Discovery is surrounded by controversy - Was about the length of a ruler - Weighed as much as a hamster - Was an Insectivore

Madtsoia

Quick Madtsoia Facts: - Lived from the Late Cretaceous Period through the Pleistocene Period - Lived in Africa, South America, Europe and Madagascar - Was 3 times longer than a horse - Weighed as much as 2 car tires - Was a Carnivore

Gigantophis

Quick Gigantophis Facts: - Lived during the Late Eocene Period - Lived in what is now Asia and Africa - Longer than a reticulated python - May have preyed on Moeritherium - Was a Carnivore

Titanoboa

Quick Titanoboa Facts: - Lived during the Paleogene Period - Lived in what is now South America - Was twice as long as the biggest modern snake - Was four times as heavy as a Giant Anaconda - Was a Carnivore

Metriorhynchus

Quick Metriorhynchus Facts: - Lived during the Late Jurassic Period - Lived in Eurasia - Name means "moderate snout" - Lived primarily in the oceans - Was a Carnivore

Dakosaurus

Quick Dakosaurus Facts: - Lived from the Late Jurassic Period through the Early Cretaceous Period - Lived in North and South America and Eurasia - Name means "tearing lizard" - Was a little smaller than a saltwater crocodile - Weighed more than a cow - Was a Carnivore

Purussaurus

Quick Purussaurus Facts: - Lived during the Late Miocene Period - Lived in what is now South America - Name means "Purus River reptile" - Was about twice the size of a saltwater crocodile - Was an Omnivore

Kaprosuchus

Quick Kaprosuchus Facts: - Lived during the Middle Cretaceous Period - Lived in what is now North Africa - Name means "boar crocodile" - Was about the size of a saltwater crocodile - Had a 2 foot long skull with tusks - Was a Carnivore

Deinosuchus

Quick Deinosuchus Facts: - Lived during the Late Cretaceous Period - Lived in what is now North America - Name means "terrible crocodile" - Was twice as long as a saltwater crocodile - Weighed more than an elephant - Had a skull as long as an average human male is tall - Was a Carnivore

Sarcosuchus

Quick Sarcosuchus Facts: - Lived during the Early Cretaceous Period - Lived in what is now Northern Africa - Name means “flesh crocodile” - The largest crocodile to ever live - Was 15 feet longer than a saltwater crocodile - Weighed as much as 2 elephants - Was a Carnivore

Leptocleidus

Quick Leptocleidus Facts: - Lived during the Early Cretaceous Period - Lived in the lakes of what is now Europe - Was about the size of a white-beaked dolphin - Was a freshwater pliosaur - Was a Piscivore

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