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Askeptosaurus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Askeptosauridae
Rank  Genus
Class  Reptilia
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Thalattosaur
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Similar  Thalattosaur, Endennasaurus, Clarazia, Xinpusaurus, Thalattosaurus

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Askeptosaurus is an extinct genus of aquatic reptile related to the thalattosaurian group. Their remains have been found in Italy and Switzerland.

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Askeptosaurus was a very thin, elongated creature, that probably swam like an eel. Its tail was very long, accounting for around half of the animal's total length of 2 metres (6.6 ft), and its webbed feet would have been well suited for steering itself through the water. Judging from its long jaws, it primarily ate fish.

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Askeptosaurus probably hunted in deep waters, because it had large eyes suited to conditions of low light. Like ichthyosaurs, it also had a protective bony ring around the eyes, which would have prevented them from collapsing under the immense water pressure of great depths.

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Askeptosaurus


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References

Askeptosaurus Wikipedia


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