Giant Killer Salamander – level 2
Scientists found bones of a prehistoric animal in southern Portugal. The animal lived in lakes and rivers 200 million years ago – during the Late Triassic period.
This animal is the giant killer salamander, officially known as Metoposaurus algarvensis. It was as long as a small car.
The salamander was a dangerous predator which fed mainly on fish. It had a large flat head with hundreds of sharp teeth. The amphibian is a distant relative of today’s salamanders.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about this animal?
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