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Euparkeria
Vital statistics
Attributes Slender body; walked on four legs; ran on two legs; basal archosaur
Diet Insects and other small animals
Fossil finds Africa
Temporal fossil range Triassic
245 to 234mya
Other names
Production information
Notable individuals
TV appearances Walking with Monsters: Clash of Titans
Book appearances
A new type of animal destined to change the face of life on Earth.

Walking with Monsters: Clash of Titans

Euparkeria was a small archosaur from the Triassic. It is believed to be one of the forerunners of the dinosaurs.

Physical appearance and biologyEdit

Euparkeria was a small reptile. It had a slender body with a long tail. It had four splayed-out legs. It was also lightweight. It had jaws lined with needle-sharp teeth designed for penetrating insect carapaces.

Euparkeria was mostly green with patches of white, yellow and black and had shades of red and blue around its eyes.

Behaviour and traitsEdit

Euparkeria was a small insectivore. Its jaws were lined with sharp teeth perfectly designed for slicing through the carapace of an insect with ease. Its main source of prey were dragonflies.

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A Euparkeria on its hind legs. (Clash of Titans)

What set it apart from other animals which lived in its environment was that its hips were designed for quadrupedal and bipedal modes of mobility. It walked in a quadrupedal style when walking but when it needed to accelerate, it would quickly change to a bipedal stance. This way of travel was extremely efficient, particularly when it came to hunting and evading danger.

Using its agility, Euparkeria could hunt from dangerous places. For example, it would hunt insects resting in the jaws of a Proterosuchus without being killed itself. Even if the chasmatosaur attempted to chase the Euparkeria, the Euparkeria could easily escape due to its speed and agility.

In Walking with MonstersEdit

Clash of TitansEdit

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A Euparkeria approaching a dragonfly resting on the jaw of a Proterosuchus. (Clash of Titans)

A Euparkeria was chasing a dragonfly across a fallen conifer and down a ledge. The reptile paused to leap at a dragonfly but failed to catch one. It then resumed the chase before stopping to jump at the dragonflies again. It did so and succeeded in catching a prize.

On a river bank, a Euparkeria approached a dragonfly which was resting on the lower jaw of a Proterosuchus. As the insect flew away, the chasmatosaur snapped its jaws at the Euparkeria and chased it away.

After a Lystrosaurus massacre, a Euparkeria scavenged on one of the corpses and then evolved into an Allosaurus in front of a Proterosuchus.

Behind the scenesEdit

List of appearancesEdit

Palaeontological inaccuraciesEdit

  • Euparkeria was shown living in Antarctica when it only lived in Africa.
  • Euparkeria wasn't a descendant of the dinosaurs, it was just a basal archosaur.

Notes and referencesEdit

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