Rhynchosaur Triassic reptile

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Rhyhchosaurs were stocky, four-legged reptiles that ate tough plants. They had broad skulls to house powerful jaw muscles, and ‘beaks’, from which their name derives. Massive hind leg claws may have helped them dig up roots.

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Common name

Rhynchosaur Triassic reptile

Scientific name

Rhynchosaurus spenceri

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Triassic Reptiles and Amphibians


Strata

Otter Sandstone

Time period

Triassic

Age

238 million years

Where found

Sidmouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.7-1986-8