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Estemmenosuchus prehistoric animal was a big and clumsy. Similar to the current rhino. The Estemmenosuchus "crocodile crowned" is named by the horns formed from the bones of the skull that are in the front and are directed upward.
He lived 225 million years ago in what is now Russia, the Permian period. Being the largest of its time with the Dimetron.
For the fossils found in the skulls, it is thought that it was an omnivore.
There are two known species of Estemmenosuchus:

1 - Uralensis Estemmenosuchus ("crocodile Coronado Urals). The characteristics of the species are the horns projecting up and out on the side of the head. Since this kind of about 4-5 meters long. The mouth contains large canines followed by small molar teeth.

2 - Estemmenosuchus mirabilis (wonderful Crocodile Coronado). This species had bony projection 2 knobs on each side of the skull, one on top facing upwards apparently pointing horns and other similar sides uralensis.
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