Some Permian, Triassic, and Jurassic Reptiles
|Below is a sampling of
dinosaurs and other reptiles of the Permian, Triassic, and Jurassic
Periods as presented at "The
Dinosaur Place", a park in Montville, Connecticut, USA devoted to life-sized interpretations of
dinosaurs. Since the reconstructions are based
on fossil evidence, much interpretation is required before a
life-like figure is constructed. The fossil evidence
usually includes bones and teeth. Skin, internal organs,
and outer appearance are usually missing. Existing
reptiles are often used as a guide. The Dinosaur Place
has used some interesting color schemes for some of their
Interpretation of Brachiosaurus, a huge herbivorous reptile of the Middle to Late Jurassic Period. It is estimated that these dinosaurs stood 40-50 feet tall, had a length of about 85 feet, and weighed 33-88 tons. Exhibit at "The Dinosaur Place", Montville, Connecticut, USA. Photo by Flo Bruehl September 30, 2006.
Interpretation of Dimetrodon, a carniverous reptile of the Permian Period. It is estimated that these pelycosaurs (it is not a dinosaur) had a length of about 11.5 feet (3.5 meters), and weighed about 550 pounds (250 kg). This reptile had both mammal and reptile characteristics. Exhibit at "The Dinosaur Place", Montville, Connecticut, USA.
Photo by Flo Bruehl September 30, 2006.
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