Eotitanosuchus – a mammal-like reptile

(ee-oh-tie-tan-oh-sue-cuss)

Cast fossil of Eotitanosuchus olsoni.
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

Permian

HOW BIG IT WAS

Eotitanosuchus relative size depiction as described below
The skull of this juvenile Eotitanosuchus is about 40 cm long. Adults probably grew over 5 metres long.

This fierce-looking, mammal-like reptile was an active, sharp-toothed predator. Although the skull in the exhibition is 40 cm long, this is only from a juvenile Eotitanosuchus – adult skulls were nearly one metre long, making their total body length more than five metres.

WHERE IT WAS FOUND

Eotitanosuchus map

This fossil of Eotitanosuchus was discovered in Russia.

RELATED OBJECTS

Other objects from the Permian

ProetidsPalaeodictyopteridParalegocerasJimbacrinusHelicoprionGlacial pebbles
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