Home Previous Random Next Search
meaning: "flat face lizard"
Named By: Tvelvetrees in 1880
Time Period: Middle Permian
Location: Russia - Amanakskaya Formation
Size: Estimated about 2.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Several individuals, usually from skull fossils
Classification: | Chordata | Amphibia | Temnospondyli | Archegosauridae |

Platyoposaurus was a temnospondyl from the Middle Permian epoch about 270-268 Mya.

One of the discoveries includes a skull 28 cm long with a purported body length of 250 cm representing a carnivorous adult specimen.

The fossil remains were found in Belebey in Bashkortostan, Russia; the name Platyoposaurus means "flat-faced lizard" and was coined after the original name Platyops turned out to be preoccupied.

Read more about Platyoposaurus at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra