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Oviraptor

The Oviraptor is a meat eating dinosaur with long claws and a very fast runner. The Oviraptor would probably chase smaller animals with its razor sharp claws and strong beak. Usually this bird would hunt in groups and looked a bit like a orange bird with no wings . An Oviraptor is one of the most caring dinosaurs as it sat on the eggs to keep it warm would do almost anything to take care of its baby’s. The Oviraptor would usually lay from 15 to 20 eggs in a little heap of sand or a hole. Oviraptors lived in deserts in places like Asia and was  1.8 metres in length. It is estimated that this creature lived 80 million years ago. The Oviraptor had a compact and small head with big eye sockets. The dinosaur had a bony black crest on the top of the head. And like a lot of animals with beaks nowadays we could say the Oviraptor had no teeth.

Eogyrinus

This type of amphibian was alive 300 million years ago. It’s fossils was found in Europe and it is told to be 4.6m (15ft) long. One of the largest amphibians ever to have lived, Eogyrinus. Eogyrinus was a strong swimmer that moved quickly through the water by swishing it’s huge tail from side to side. It may have been predator ,lying in shallow water pretty much the same way as a crocodile does today. This amphibian is suited better for water. Eogyrinus could probably catch it’s prey if it was close by on the land.

Acanthostega

Acanthostega had a tail like a fish and gills for breathing in water. But it had the legs and feet of a land animal. The worlds first reptiles appeared around 300 million years ago. These animals evolved from an older group named amphibians. The word amphibian means double life and describes those that live on land and water.

Acanthostega