Triassic ‘swamp monster’ fossil unearthed

While only its head survived, palaeontologists were yet able to identify it as a new species of phytosaur. It is thought that this particular specimen died in a lake over 205 million years ago, sinking to the bottom where its remains ended up being preserved thanks to the dirt and sediment.”The newly discovered species, which was named Machaeroprosopus lottorum after the family whose ranch the remains were found on, is believed to have grown up to at least 17ft in length. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.

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