|How to Say:||Cy-nog-na-thus|
|Name Meaning:||Dog Jaw|
|Size:||4 Feet Long|
|Weight:||150 lbs, the equivalent of 3 2nd Graders|
|How Old:||250 Million Years Ago in the Triassic Period|
|Diet:||Carnivore, preyed on smaller reptiles|
4 Quick Facts about the Cynognathus
- The Cynognathus is closely related to today’s mammals.
- The Cynognathus had several different types of teeth, which means it would chew its food before swallowing.
- The head of the Cynognathus was rather large compared to its body size, estimated to be about thirty percent of its body’s weight.
- The front legs of the Cynognathus protruded outward like a modern day reptile while the hind legs were directly below it’s body similar to a dog.
Take My Cynognathus Quiz
True or False:The Cynognathus is considered to be a Dinosaur.
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