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Redondasaurus

ImageName means: Redonda lizard
Height: 5 ft (1.52 m)
Length: 39 ft (12 m)
Head Length: 5ft (1.5 m)
Weight: 26,000 lbs (11,700 kg)

Redondasaurus is a crocodylian relative that lived during the Late Triassic (230-200 mya) in North America. It is a member of a group of reptiles called the phytosaurs, which have been discovered in the Triassic of Europe, India, Africa, and North America.

Phytosaurs look just like crocodylians with armored bodies, a sprawling gait, and an elongated snout. However, all of these characters evolved independently in both groups. Moreover, the nose of phytosaurs is on the top of the head instead of at the end of the snout like that of crocodylians.

The carnivore Redondasaurus measures 20-30 feet and was one of the largest of its group. It had short limbs, bony plates covering its back, and an elongated, yet powerful snout. The anatomy of Redondasaurus indicates that it spent most of its life in rivers and lakes. Likewise, Redondasaurus was probably an ambush predator. Like crocodylians, phytosaurs had a variety of snout shapes ranging from thick, robust snouts to slight, elongated ones. Redondasaurus ate fishes, other reptiles, and possibly dinosaurs.

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