Rhynchosaur Triassic reptile

This rhynchosaur backbone has been photographed standing on its end; the circle at the top is one face of the vertebra and the groove running down the length is where the spinal chord would have been.

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Common name

Rhynchosaur Triassic reptile

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Triassic Reptiles and Amphibians


Strata

Otter Sandstone

Time period

Triassic

Age

235 million years

Where found

Pennington Point, Port Royal, Sidmouth

Found by

Chris Andrews

Museum

Sidmouth Museum

Accession number

SID.CA2000-121A