Metoposaurus algarvensis found in Portugal

Metoposaurus algarvensis found in Portugal

It seems like the fascination of the land before time has one or two more mysteries left. Just last week, there was a new discovery in the world of Palaeontology in southern Portugal.

On Tuesday, more prehistoric scaly creatures had their remains dug out and this time they seemed to resemble a crocodile or “super salamander”.

It is said that the creature which is called, Metoposaurus algarvensis, had sharp teeth which counted in their hundreds and seemed to be amphibian-like in nature.

They speculate that these creatures lived in habitats such as rivers and lakes and fed off fish. The Metoposaurus also grew to lengths of two metres, about the size of a small car but weighed as much as a human.

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