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Phytosaurs are a group of semi-aquatic, crocodilian-like reptiles from the Triassic period.

What primarily differentiates them from crocodilians is the position of their nostrils. Crocodilian have their nostrils positioned at the top of the snout, whereas phytosaurs have theirs near the top of the head.

All of the phytosaurs died out before the Jurassic period.

List of phytosaursEdit

Only a few members of the group of appeared in the Walking with... Series.

An unnamed species first appeared as background animals in the New Blood chapter of Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History and was the first phytosaur to have ever appeared in the series.

The most recent member of the group to make an appearance is Parasuchus from Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside Their World.

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