New species of prehistoric ‘super salamander’ discovered

March 27, 2015 2:29 PM

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New species of prehistoric ‘super salamander’ discovered

This image made available by the University of Edinburgh shows an artist's rendition of a previously unknown species of crocodile-like 'super salamander.' (AP Photo/University of Edinburgh, Marc Boulay Cossima Productions)

A new species of prehistoric crocodile-like amphibians has been discovered. According to a new study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, the Metoposaurus algarvensis, which had hundreds of sharp teeth and measured the length of a small car - thrived over 200 million years ago during...

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