water dinosaurs

yo yo yo! sorry bout da hiatus but when the goin gets tuff, the tuff get off tumblr fo a little while. Anywayz, im back and with me is this lil rascal, Vancleavea Campi. These guys were non-archosaurian archisauriforms, which besides soundin like it dont make no sense, what I gather from it is dat these were very early ancestors of what today is now crocodiles and certain birds. Vancleavea never got too big, averagin about 1.2 m (ruffly 4 ft) and lived during the late Triassic.

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However, these lil rascals were a bit different. They differed from otha archosauriforms and tetrapods in that they tails had scale like things (called osteoderms) extending from them rather than tall neural spines. Their long fin like tail and their short limbs suggest they were semiaquatic lil ragamuffins, but I’d lean more to the aquatic side just because look at those arms…. tiny (do some curls or some'in).

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Here we see Vancleavea on the long (& endless) quest fo some booty. maybe if he lifted things wuld b different. But alas, Vancleavea searches on, hopelessly…