Triassic reptile

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This is the lower jaw of a reptile, Kapes bentoni, only known from the East Devon coast. Kapes is a tortoise-like reptile and as such, it lies within the ‘anapsid’ group of reptiles. These are considered to be the most primitive forms of reptiles.

Find out more about anapsids on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Triassic reptile

Scientific name

Kapes bentoni

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.CA2183