Triassic reptile

Awesome tooth – but where is the animal?

This is a large tooth, with wonderful serrations on the cutting edges. It belonged to an animal that must have had a skull of at least half a metre long, and a body of up to four metres. It was a top predator of the Triassic desert. Where is the rest of it? Someday, someone might find a lot more of this amazing animal. The archosaurs (‘ruling reptiles’) were a diverse group of reptiles, some of which gave rise to the dinosaurs, others to crocodiles and birds.

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Common name

Triassic reptile

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Triassic Reptiles and Amphibians


Strata

Otter Sandstone

Time period

Triassic

Age

230 million years

Where found

Sidmouth, Devon

Found by

Chris Andrew

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.CA3