Mesosaurus brasiliensis

Mesosaurus brasiliensis
Name: Mesosaurus brasiliensis   
Locality: Brazil
Age: Permian
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This little crocodile-like reptile is known from both South America and Africa and its occurrence was used in the 1900's to support the idea that these continents were once joined.
Ddetail of posterior part, where impression of soft tissue is visible. See also detail of its head , or the complete specimen.

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Publisert 18. mai 2011 16:00