DescriptionEstemmenosuchus ("Crowned Crocodile") is a genus of large, early omnivorous therapsid that lived during the middle part of the Middle Permian period. It was the largest animal of its day, and is characterised by distinctive horns-like structures, probably for intra-specific display. Two species of Estemmenosuchus are known, both from the Perm (or Cis-Urals) region of Russia, Estemmenosuchus mirabilis and Estemmenosuchus uralensis. Estemmenosuchus uralensis, had only one horn on each side of its head, and the Estemmenosuchus mirabilis had 2 projecting bony knobs on each side of the cranium, 1 on the top pointing up looking like antlers and another pointing sidewards similar to E. uralensis. Its snout is smaller and wider than its relative and looks vaguely like a modern Moose. The palate teeth contain 6 incisors, 2 canines and 20 back small incisor like teeth. The lower palate contained 6 incisors, 2 canines and 30 smaller back teeth. (information from Wikipedia.org)
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