- Common Name:
- Henodus Chelyops
- Scientific Name:
- Henodus chelyops
- Prehistoric Animals
- Length: up to 3 feet
Four paddle-like limbs and a short tail allowed Henodus to skulk along the floor of shallow, brackish lagoons in Europe during the late Triassic period, about 228 million to 200 million years ago. Its weak limbs likely made walking on land difficult; nevertheless Henodus was an air breather and probably amphibious—returning to the shore to rest, breed, and perhaps seek refuge from aquatic predators.
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