Postosuchus

"Postosuchus"
2001
3"x8" Illustration board

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1,045 pixels (3.5") high
3,544 pixels (11.8") wide
300 dpi resolution
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Essay

Unlike their descendants in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, most dinosaurs in the Late Triassic were very small creatures. The real masters of the earth at that time were beasts like Postosuchus. This close cousin of the dinosaurs weighed nearly a ton and was the largest predator on earth two hundred and twenty million years ago. Its remains have been found in the Petrified Forest National Park.

Vital Statistics

Name: Postosuchus ("post crocodile")
Length: 15 feet (4.6 meters)
Weight: 1500 pounds
Time: 222-215 million years ago (Late Triassic)
Place: Arizona (Petrified Forest National Park)
Diet: meat-eater (carnivore)


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