Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Eryops

Eryops was part of the Eryopidae family and probably lived during the Permian period, about 270 million years ago. This was a long time before the dinosaurs evolved. It was a primitive amphibian and looked a lot like the alligators that live today. The name Eryops means drawn out face because most of its skull was in front of its eyes. This amphibian was a meat eater. It ate fish, small reptiles and amphibians. Eryops fossils have been found in Texas,New Mexico and eastern USA.  

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