Tag Archives: Placodonts

Placodonts Are Also Cool


As I mentioned in another post on placodonts, these armored, vaguely turtle-like archosauromorphans can get pretty odd. Most investigation of placodont biology has been superficial, which is to say exterior examination or at the least histological work on the limb … Continue reading

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Incredulous Teeth, IV: Triassic Palate Mashers


Placodonts are by far one of the most interesting if less diverse clades of Triassic sauropterygian (a group including the far more diverse plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs). These taxa include the relative basal Placodus and Paraplacodus, but the more interesting taxa … Continue reading

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