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Marine reptiles

Marine reptiles A-Z

Ammonite   A Cretaceous cousin of the modern octopus and squid. Ammonites protected their soft bodies inside hard, coiled shells. They snared their tiny prey with their long tentacles. They were a favourite food of marine reptiles such as the ichthyosaurs.  

Champsosaurus   A 2-metre-long (6.7-foot), crocodile-like marine reptile from the Cretaceous Period. Like modern crocodiles, it had a long snout lined with sharp teeth, four short legs and a long tail.  

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