Poekilopleuron was a carnivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Lower Normandy (France).

Quick facts about Poekilopleuron:

  • Existed from Bathonian Age to 164.7 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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Poekilopleuron was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. A. Eudes-Deslongchamps. 1837. Mémoire sur le Poekilopleuron bucklandi, grande saurien fossile, intermédiare entre les crocodiles et les lézards, découvert dans les carrières de la Maladrerie, près Caen, au mois de juillet 1835 [Memoir on the Poekilopleuron bucklandi, a great fossil saurian, intermediate between crocodiles and lizards, discovered in the Maladrerie quarries, near Caen, in July 1835]. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne Normandie 6:1-114