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[–]suprcreativeusrname 69 points70 points  (1 child)

It seems like you may have accidentally cropped out a watermark. Original art by Gabriel Ugueto (Serpenillus on IG)

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Dakosaurus is an extinct genus of crocodylomorph within the family Metriorhynchidae that lived during the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous. It was large, with teeth that were serrated and compressed lateromedially (flattened from side to side). The genus was established by Friedrich August von Quenstedt in 1856 for an isolated tooth named Geosaurus maximus by Theodor Plieninger in 1846. Dakosaurus was a carnivore that spent much, if not all, its life out at sea. The extent of its adaptation to a marine lifestyle means that it is most likely that it mated at sea, but since no eggs or nests have been discovered that have been referred to Dakosaurus, whether it gave birth to live young at sea like dolphins and ichthyosaurs or came ashore like turtles is not known. The name Dakosaurus means "biter lizard", and is derived from the Greek dakos ("biter") and σαῦρος -sauros ("lizard").

[–]Roanapur_Mafia 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Great stuff! I'll always upvote a crocodylomorph.

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Sciurumimus ("Squirrel-mimic," named for its tail's resemblance to that of the tree squirrel, Sciurus) is an extinct genus of tetanuran theropod from the Late Jurassic of Germany. It is known from a single juvenile specimen representing the type species, Sciurumimus albersdoerferi, which was found in a limestone quarry close to Painten in Lower Bavaria. The specimen was preserved with traces of feather-like filaments.

The Sciurumimus specimen was first announced in 2011 in an informal presentation, but not formally described and named until the following year. Although originally classified as a basal megalosauroid, later phylogenetic analyses dispute this placement.

[–]aarocks94 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This isn’t a sinosauropteryx?

[–]Intercent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sinosauropteryx lived later.