Desmatosuchus haploceras – Our Favourite “Eagle Lizard”
Like most of the Aetosaurs (Eagle Lizards) described to date, Desmatosuchus had a robust, heavy body covered in armour. The armour was made up of four-sided plates running along the back and encasing the tail. The reptile weighed around five hundred kilogrammes and the largest individuals measured in excess of four metres. Our favourite “Eagle Lizard” fed on primitive ferns, horsetails and seed ferns. This Late Triassic member of the Aetosauridae lived in western and southern United States (New Mexico, Texas and Arizona).
An Image of the Aetosaur Desmatosuchus haploceras
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
Safari Ltd have a model of an Aetosaur (Desmatosuchus haploceras) as part of the company’s “Prehistoric Crocodile Toob”.
To view the range of Carnegie/Safari Ltd models available from Everything Dinosaur: Prehistoric Animal Models from Safari Ltd