Ancient Paddle Prints Show How Nothosaurs Swam 245 Million Years Ago

June 12, 2014 2:30 PM

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Ancient Paddle Prints Show How Nothosaurs Swam 245 Million Years Ago

Ancient sea reptiles from 245 million years ago were able to swim with the help of paddle-like limbs, scientists have discovered.

Nothosaurs lived during the Mesozoic period, 252-66 million years ago. They were top predators of the Triassic coasts around 245 million years ago and measured between one and three metres in length.

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