mesosaur


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mesosaur

one of a group of Anapsid reptiles (order Mesosauria) from the Lower Permian which were fish-eating and looked superficially like crocodiles.
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Pineiro and colleagues Jorge Ferigolo, Melitta Meneghel and Michel Laurin recently discovered the exceptionally well-preserved mesosaur embryos at sites in Uruguay and Brazil.
He is of a generation sufficiently divorced from the old pulps that he's the dolphin among mesosaurs here.