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Rhinesuchus
Vital statistics
Attributes Aquatic; lived in water holes; carnivorous; created cocoon as last resort
Diet Other animals
Fossil finds Africa
Temporal fossil range Permian
250mya
Other names Labyrinthodont
Production information
Notable individuals
TV appearances Walking with Monsters: Clash of Titans
Book appearances
A giant amphibian labyrinthodont.  But pound for pound, this female's picked the wrong target.

Walking with Monsters

Rhinesuchus was a labyrinthodont from the Permian.

Physical appearance and biologyEdit

Rhinesuchus was a large amphibian. It had short, splayed out legs with three digits on the forelimbs and five on the hind limbs. It had thin skin covered in wart-like bumps. It was brown with dark brown spots and warts.

Behaviour and traitsEdit

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A Rhinesuchus attacking a Gorgonops. (Clash of Titans)

Rhinesuchus lived in small water holes as the lack of inland water left it stranded from lakes and seas. Because of this, it was under threat by predators and the water drying out. If one of the two happens, there was zero chance that Rhinesuchus would survive.

The amphibian did however have one adaptation that was used as a last resort.  It would form a cocoon around itself and would try to sit out the conditions.  However, in its torpid state, it would be an easy target for predators.  Anyways, the chance that Rhinesuchus would survive in that state was extremely slim.

In Walking with MonstersEdit

Clash of TitansEdit

A female Rhinesuchus unintentionally attacked a Gorgonops that was drinking from a water hole. As soon as the amphibian realised that it picked the wrong target, it quickly retreated to the water.

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A Rhinesuchus in its cocoon. (Clash of Titans)

As the water supply diminished, the Rhinesuchus was resting in the shallow water. As a female Gorgonops approached it, it quickly swam into the deeper water.

After a herd of Scutosaurus drank all of the water in the water hole, the Rhinesuchus encased itself in a cocoon and hid in the mud. The female Gorgonops dug up the amphibian and ate the torpid creature.

Behind the scenesEdit

List of appearancesEdit

Palaeontological inaccuraciesEdit

  • Rhinesuchus was depicted living in the same area s Scutosaurus. In real life, they both lived in different parts of Pangaea.

Notes and referencesEdit

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