Puneet Varma (Editor)

Pleurosaurus

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Pleurosaurus
Higher classification  Pleurosauridae
Order  Rhynchocephalia
Family  â€ Pleurosauridae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Pleurosaurus illustman045Learning bookA illustmancom
Similar  Reptile, Rhynchocephalia, Palaeopleurosaurus, Planocephalosaurus, Pleurosauridae

Pleurosaurus is an extinct genus of diapsid reptiles belonging to the group Sphenodontia, extinct relatives of the modern tuatara. Pleurosaurus fossils were discovered in the Solnhofen limestone formation of Bavaria, Germany and Canjuers, France. It contains two species, P. goldfussi and P. ginsburgi.

Pleurosaurus httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Pleurosaurus is one of the few known aquatic sphenodontians. Its body was approximately 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) long, and elongated for hydrodynamic streamlining, with comparatively short limbs and a powerful tail. It would have been able to swim rapidly, by undulating its slender body in a snake-like fashion. It had only small limbs, which probably did not aid in swimming, and nostrils placed far back on the head, close to the eyes.

Pleurosaurus FilePleurosaurus goldfussiJPG Wikimedia Commons

Pleurosaurus Framed Pleurosaurus Fossil
Pleurosaurus Pleurosaurus goldfussi
Pleurosaurus FilePleurosaurus goldfussijpg Wikimedia Commons

References

Pleurosaurus Wikipedia


Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L