The life aquatic, in the Triassic

This picture has been hanging around in my files for too long, so it’s time to get it out and on show. Not very archosaur-y I know, but it’s a lovely diorama (from Stuttgart) and well worth including. There’s a placodont, Tanstropheus and a couple of nothosaurs  in addition to the various fish and crinoids.

On the upside though, there’s some Gorgosaurus goodness and more pterosaurs coming next week, which I’m sure will make up for this one.

6 Responses to “The life aquatic, in the Triassic”


  1. 1 220mya 24/03/2012 at 5:13 pm

    The dioramas at Stuttgart are just gorgeous! In fact, the whole renovation of the Mesozoic paleo exhibits is fantastic. They have archosaur-y Triassic dioramas too, from Trossingen (too many dinosaurs for my taste), to ones with Ctenosauriscus and Batrachotomus.

    • 2 David Hone 24/03/2012 at 9:41 pm

      I’ve shown some of the others before at various times, but this one had never had an airing. They are all uniformly gorgeous though i agree.

  2. 3 mattvr 24/03/2012 at 11:33 pm

    Where’s Steve Zissou?
    Are any of the creatures suffering from ‘the crazy eye’?

  3. 4 Mark Robinson 26/03/2012 at 3:07 am

    So, is that Tanstropheus standing on the bottom completely submerged – that prob isn’t right is it?

  4. 5 Dr Alien 10/05/2012 at 10:10 pm

    Marvellous Placodus, I waited for a long time a nice pic of this Stuttgart diorama.


  1. 1 Another preview of palaeontology from southern Germany | dinosaurpalaeo Trackback on 11/04/2012 at 10:46 am

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