Diplocaulus

About Diplocaulus

Shaped like a boomerang, the head of Diplocaulus has caused many to nickname it boomerang head. It is believed that Diplocaulus' large head may have protected it from being eaten by large predators; they simply could not fit it in their mouths. Diplocaulus was a very flat animal with a pancake-shaped body and fins running along each side of its belly. This unique animal probably lived at the bottom of lakes and streams, and spent its day looking upward from the bottom waiting for a meal to swim close enough to eat.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Diplocaulus
How do I pronounce Diplocaulus?
Dip-low-kawl-uss
What does the name Diplocaulus mean?
Double Stemmed
How long was Diplocaulus?
3.00 feet 1.00 meters
How heavy was Diplocaulus?
0.00 pounds 0.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Diplocaulus assigned to?
Lepospondyli
What did Diplocaulus eat?
Small animals
How many years ago did Diplocaulus live?
250,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Diplocaulus live?
Permian
Where did Diplocaulus live?
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Diplocaulus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

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Diplocaulus's size

0 kg
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