All Atopodentatus reviews

Atopodentatus (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)

Review and photos by Ravonium, edited by Suspsy In 2014, a group of Chinese paleontologists working in Yunnan Province discovered a near complete skeleton of Atopodentatus, a new genus (and likely, lineage) of Sauropterygia (the main group of Mesozoic marine reptiles) with an odd and somewhat creepy skull unlike that of any other known vertebrate. …

Atopodentatus (Prehistoric Animal Models by PNSO)

PNSO Atopodentatus head

The Middle Triassic began a mere five million years after the end-Permian extinction. On land, forests had finally staggered back from the destruction. Insects, mammal relatives, and sauropsids started to diversify into new–or sometimes rediscovered–morphologies. In the oceans, ray-finned fishes and coelacanths thrived, and some sauropsids returned to the sea. Among them was the earliest …