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Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile
Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile

Mesosaurus - Aquatic Reptile

 -Size: 35&1/2"L x 18"Tall x 8"Deep (1:1 Scale)

 -Species: Mesosaurus sp.

("Middle Lizard")


 -Notes: Mesosaurus was an aquatic reptile that pre-dated the time of the dinosaurs. It's a classic example used in teaching the theory of plate tectonics, as fossils of this animal have been discovered on both the eastern coast of South America and the western coast of Africa, showing that the two continents were connected at one time.
 
 -Age: Permian Period, 299-280 million years ago
 
 -Location: southwest Africa and southeast South America 



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