Platyoposaurus stuckenbergi (Trautschold, 1884) reconstruction of the skeleton
Locality: Belebey, Bashkortostan, eastern European Russia.
Age: Late Permian, 255 million years ago
The fauna of the terrestrial tetrapods on the east coast of the East European Sea was
more diverse than that on the western coast. The large shallow basins were inhabited by
very diverse and numerous fish-eating labyrinthodonts. Some of them, like broad-headed
Melosaurus, waited for their prey on the bottom, while others, like long-snouted
Platyoposaurus, actively hunted for swimming fishes.