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Prehistoric Pencils 23

August 6, 2014
Koolasuchus

Koolasuchus

Today’s Prehistoric Beast is the enigmatic temnospondyl, Koolasuchus. This animal lived in a relatively cool climate in what was to become present day Australia and reached a supposed length of 16 ft and 1,100 lbs., filling the niche of the modern crocodile. This giant of the Cretaceous is somewhat mysterious because the rest of it’s kind, a precursor of sorts to advanced amphibians which were some of the earliest terrestrial tetrapods on earth, died out many millions of years earlier.

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