|How to Say:||Dahy-me-truh-don|
|Name Meaning:||Two measures of teeth|
|Size:||15 Feet Long|
|Weight:||500 lbs, the equivalent of 10 2nd Graders|
|How Old:||40 Million Years Before Dinosaurs|
|Habitat:||Mostly Found in Texas and Oklahoma, One was also found in Germany|
|Diet:||Carnivore, would eat small animals|
4 Quick Facts about the Dimetrodon
- The Dimetrodon is more closely related to a modern day mammal than a reptile.
- The sail of the Dimetrodon projected from it’s vertebra.
- The function of the Dimetrodon sail is unknown, but it could possibly be to regulate temperature, used as camouflage, used as a sail while in water or to stabilize the side to side motion while walking.
- The Dimetrodon had very large teeth of different types set along it’s jaws.
Take My Dimetrodon Quiz
True or False: The Dimetrodon is considered an extinct reptile and not a dinosaur.
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