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Mesosaurus Fossil Site
This article describes the occurrence and habits of Mesosaurus, a small marine reptile that lived during the late Carboniferous and early Permian periods, as seen at a site in Namibia. Topics include the distribution of Mesosaurus fossils in both African and South American rock formations (evidence of continental drift), the shallow sea habitats in which Mesosuarus existed 280 to 320 million years ago, and some of its postulated living habits.
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  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-457
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