BHI Catalog:  Diplocaulus magnicornis - Research Replica

  Diplocaulus magnicornis - Research Replica  (BHI #127034)
Diplocaulus magnicornis - Research Replica 
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Diplocaulus was an aquatic amphibian that grew up to 3 feet (0.9 meter) in length. Unlike most other reptiles and amphibians of the time, Diplocaulus was completely adapted to a water environment. They had tiny legs of little use, a boomerang shaped head and a long slender body. They also possessed a long, powerful tail that propelled them through the water, while the broad, flat head may have acted to guide the animal. The location of the eyes and nostrils on the surface of the skull suggest that this animal may have quietly laid on the bottom of pools or rivers waiting for food to get close. Diplocaulus probably fed on crustaceans, insects, and possibly carrion.

Our cast is from a nearly complete original skull with lower jaws - one of the finest skulls we know of.

Available as an unpainted cast suitable for some research or reference purposes. Note: some portions of the original fossil may have been scientifically restored.

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Age    Guadalupian Stage, Permian [~270MYA]
Locality    Whitehorse Group "Red Beds", Baylor County, Texas, USA
Notes    Photo represents what this cast may look like if finished for display. Custom painting is available upon request, for an additional fee. Please contact us with your questions.
Size    ~ 10" w x 5.9" l (26 x 15 cm)

Price:  $125.00
 

Please contact us for an estimate on a delivery date. We do not keep this item stocked - it is created when an order has been placed. Delivery may be contingent upon BHI's or a BHI affiliate's production schedule.

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