Amphibian

Jig-saw skull

The amphibians from the Triassic rocks of East Devon were once thought to be crocodiles due to the similarity to their armoured scutes (body plates). However, this is a single skull plate which would have fitted together with several other plates, like a jig-saw, to form a solid skull. 

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Common name

Amphibian

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.CA020