Name: Platyoposaurus ‭(‬flat face lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Plat-e-top-o-sore-us.
Named By: Tvelvetrees‭ ‬-‭ ‬1880‭?
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,‭ ‬Archegosauridae.
Species: P.‭ ‬rickardi‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬stuckenbergi,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬vjuschkovi,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬watsoni.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Estimated about‭ ‬2.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Russia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Amanakskaya Formation.
Time period: Capitanian of the Permian.
Fossil representation: Several individuals,‭ ‬usually from skull fossils.

       Platyoposaurus is a genus of temnospondyl amphibian that looked a lot like a crocodile with a long snout.‭ ‬Like other temnospondyls,‭ ‬Platyoposaurus‭ ‬would have been a predator,‭ ‬primarily of aquatic organisms such as fish and other amphibians.
       There has been speculation that the possibly gigantic Prionosuchus from South America could be synonymous with Platyoposaurus,‭ ‬though since this claim was made in‭ ‬1991,‭ ‬other researchers continue to list these genera as separate,‭ ‬though similar.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Part III‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeozoology.‭ ‬Vertebrata.‭ ‬Manual of palaeontology for the use of students with a general introduction on the principles of palaeontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Volume II.‭ ‬3rd edn.‭ ‬William Blackwood and Sons,‭ ‬Edinburgh and London‭ ‬600‭ ‬p.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Lydekker‭ ‬-‭ ‬1889.
-‭ ‬Concerning the systematic position of the labyrinthodonts from the Malaya Kinel‭' ‬locality,‭ ‬Orenburg Oblast‭ [‬O sistematicheskom polozhenii labirintodontov iz mestonakhozhdeniya Malaya Kinel‭' (‬Orenburgskaya oblast‭')‬.‭] ‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Paleontologicheskiy Zhurnal,‭ ‬Moscow‭ ‬3:116-120.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬U.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Gubin‭ ‬-‭ ‬1989.
-‭ ‬Fishes and amphibians from the Late Permian Pedra de Fogo Formation of Northern Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontology,‭ ‬34‭(‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬561-573.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Cox‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Hutchinson‭ ‬-‭ ‬1991.


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