Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dicynodont Dinosaur

Machbildung Eines Dicynodonten

Lebte vor ca. 250 Mio. Jahren

Foto: V. Greiner

Naturkundemuseum - Karlsruhe
(Natural History Museum - Karlsruhe)

postmarked in 2009 with two Germany stamps

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The Dicynodontia are mammal-like reptiles. Dicynodonts were small to large herbivorous animals with two tusks, hence their name, which means 'two dog tooth'. There are over 70 genera known, varying from rat- to ox-sized.

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