Mystriosuchus is an extinct genus of phytosaur (similar to
modern day crocodiles) that lived during the Late Triassic in Europe. It
grew to about 13 feet long and weighed up to 1,000 lbs. Morphological
examinations indicate Mystriosuchus was adapted to aquatic life and had a
fish diet, some species being freshwater while others were marine.
Mesosaurus, an extinct reptile from the Permian Period was
one of the first marine reptiles and inhabited fresh waters of Africa and
South America supporting the theory of continental drift.
Geosaurus, "Earth lizard", is an extinct marine crocodile that
lived in the ocean during the late Jurassic to the early Cretaceous.
Geosaurus had curved teeth for slashing captured prey.
Rhynchosaurus, Masdodonsaurus, Hyperodapedon,
Rhynchosaurus (beaked lizard) is a genus of rhynchosaur that
lived during the Middle Triassic Period
Mastodonsaurus ("breast tooth lizard") was a large-headed amphibian of the
Triassic. It was a giant among the stegocephalians and the largest animal
200 million years ago. It looked like a huge frog, with a triangular head
that was about 4 feet long and with total body length about 15 feet long. Mastodonsaurus
inhabited swampy pools and lived mainly on fish.
Hyperodapedon was a beaked reptile from the late Triassic. Fossils have been
found in several continents, due to the continents being joined together
during the Triassic.
Tulerpeton lived mainly in shallow marine water in Devonian times and is one
of the first true tetrapods to have arisen. Tetrapods are vertebrate animals
having four limbs. Amphibians, sauropsids and mammals are tetrapods.
Actinodon, Ceraterpeton, Dilichosoma,
Actinodon was an amphibious carnivore
which lived during the Permian.
Remains of Ceraterpeton of the
Permian are found only in the "Coal Forests" of Buxieres les Mines in
Dilichosoma, renamed Phlegethontia,
were legless, burrowing, one meter long, snake-like amphibians of the
Carboniferous and Permian periods in Europe and North America.
Loxomma is an extinct genus of large
crocodile-like reptiles named Loxommatidae. They were large aquatic
predators of the Carboniferous period. Their long rows of needle-like teeth
show that they were fish-eaters.