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Drepanosaurus

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Drepanosaurus unguicaudatus was a bizzare reptile that lived during the Late Triassic in Italy. It had an enormous claw at the second digit of each hand and a hook at the end of a laterally compressed tail. The remains of this critter that comprise the entire skeleton with the exception of the skull and the neck were first interpreted as belonging to an aquatic animal until new discoveries of related species such as Megalancosaurus reveal its true nature as a tree climber that probably feeds on insects. Head in the reconstruction is hypothetical based on the bird-like skull of Megalancosaurus. The animal was pretty small measuring about 50 cm.
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You'd think with that giant claw, it'd be in more documentaries; real shame.

Spiel aside, great job on the Drepanosaurus, love the colouration and markings! :D