Rhynchosaur Triassic reptile

This is the right part of rhynchosaur’s upper jaw. These strange reptiles were abundant in the Triassic period but became extinct in the Late Triassic, possibly because the plants they ate died out.

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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

235 million years

Where found

Sidmouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.60-1985-13