Mesosaurus

About Mesosaurus

After millions of years, animals gradually evolved the skills and physical attributes needed to live on land. Eventually, some of these land animals moved back into the water. The Mesosaurus is one such animal. In a similar manner as modern day sea lions have evolved from land animals, the Mesosaurus evolved from land reptiles, but lived its life exclusively in the water. Mesosaurus was a small animal, only about three feet long, and very skinny. Its flipper-like feet helped propel it through the ancient seas and coastal regions.
What is this dinosaur’s name?
Mesosaurus
How do I pronounce Mesosaurus?
Mezz-owe-sore-uss
What does the name Mesosaurus mean?
Middle Reptile
How long was Mesosaurus?
3.00 feet 1.00 meters
How heavy was Mesosaurus?
0.00 pounds 0.00 kilograms
What dinosaur class was Mesosaurus assigned to?
Reptilia
What did Mesosaurus eat?
Small animals, such as shrimp and fish
How many years ago did Mesosaurus live?
250,000,000 Years Ago
In what period did Mesosaurus live?
Permian
Where did Mesosaurus live?
Mesosaurus Picture Image

Mesosaurus's Time

155,000,000
Years Ago

Mesosaurus Map

Mesosaurus's size

0 kg
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