Fossil of giant salamander ancient times

Scientists Portugal recently discovered fossils of giant salamander in the Algarve.

Giant salamander species scientific name is Metoposaurus algarvensis. Salamander lived about 220 million years ago. We have lived with the dinosaurs first.

Salamander on the size of 2m. On the outside they look quite similar to crocodiles.

Metoposaurus algarvensis mouth full of sharp teeth like needles.

Metoposaurus algarvensis is considered the forerunner of the amphibian species as modern frogs, newts and salamanders.