placodont


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placodont

a fossil reptile from the Triassic period, which possessed flat crushing teeth and probably fed on molluscs.
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However, some findings were determined at generic or specific level: the placodont Paraplacodus Peyer 1931a (Pinna, 1990); the nothosauroid Simosaurus Meyer 1842 (Miguel Chaves et al, 2015); and the nothosaurs Lariosaurus balsami Curioni 1847 (Sanz, 1976), "Ceresiosaurus" sp.
2013): Marine flooding in continental Triassic facies identified by a nothosaur and placodont bonebed (South Iberian Paleomargin).
The wrinkled enamel surface of MGB-30560 is not typical of a placodont, as the crowns in this group usually have a smooth surface (Sander, 2000).
Placodonts are represented by a single small specimen.