Category Archives: Triassic – Placodonts

Henodus

Name: Henodus Pronounced: Hee-No-Duss Classification: Placodontia Sub-family: Henodontid Temporal Range: Late Triassic (235-223.4 Mya) Length: 1 metre Information: – Discovery: Henodus is the only known member of the henodontid family of placodonts. Fossils of Henodus have been discovered in Germany and the … Continue reading

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Placochelys

Name: Placochelys Pronounced: Plack-Oh-Kell-Iss Classification: Placodontia Sub-family: Placochelyid Temporal Range: Middle Triassic (239.5-223.4 Mya) Length: 0.9 metres Information: – Discovery: Placochelys is a member of the placochelyid family of placodonts. The first fossil specimen was recovered in 1902 from Hungary … Continue reading

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Cyamodus

Name: Cyamodus Pronounced: Sigh-Ah-Mode-Uss Classification: Placodontia Sub-family: Cyamodontid Temporal Range: Middle Triassic (241.1-235 Mya) Length: 1.3 metres Information: – Discovery: Cyamodus was a placodont known from fossil remains found in Germany. It was named by Christian Erich Hermann von Meyer … Continue reading

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Placodus

Name: Placodus Pronounced: Plack-Oh-Duss Classification: Placodontia Sub-family: Placodontoid Temporal Range: Middle Triassic (241.1-235 Mya) Length: 3 metres Information: – Discovery: Placodus is one of the best known and most commonly found of all the placodonts. It was named in 1833 … Continue reading

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Paraplacodus

  Name: Paraplacodus Pronounced: Para-Plack-Oh-Duss Classification: Placodontia Sub-family: Placodontoid Temporal Range: Middle Triassic (241.1-235 Mya) Length: 1.5 metres Information: – Discovery: A complete, disarticulated skeleton of Paraplacodus was discovered in Northern Italy and the species was subsequently named in 1931 … Continue reading

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Placodonts

We are going to begin our fact file journey in the Triassic period but, for now, we are going to withhold from looking at dinosaurs. Instead, I want to investigate some of the other creatures that flourished during this particular time … Continue reading

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