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meaning: "Flat tooth"
Named By: Louis Agassiz in 1833
Time Period: Middle Triassic, 245-235 Ma
Location: Germany, France, Poland, China
Size: Up to 2 meters long
Diet: Shellfish
Fossil(s): Many specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Sauropterygia | Placodontia |

Placodus (meaning 'flat tooth') was a genus of marine reptiles, belonging to the order Placodontia, which swam in the shallow seas of the middle Triassic period (c. 240 million years ago). Fossils of Placodus have been found in Central Europe (Germany, France, Poland) and China.

Read more about Placodus at Wikipedia
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