Regisaurus sp.

Regisaurus sp. Name: Regisaurus sp.   (cast)  

Locality: South Africa  

Age: Early Triassic  

Showcase: Reptile showcase  

The evolution of the palate.
A primitive, mammal-like reptile (at the bottom) with short palate.
A cynodont (middle) and a dog (top) with long palate, makes it possible for the animal to process food in the mouth and breathe at the same time.  

Other reptiles in the exhibition   

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Publisert 18. mai 2011 16:00