Diorama featuring a Dimetrodon in a Permian forest

Title

Diorama featuring a Dimetrodon in a Permian forest

Subject

Dimetrodon; Permian Geologic Period; Forest ecology

Description

Reconstruction of life on a Permian forest floor. This is a public exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This strange-looking reptile is a terrestrial predatory pelycosaur called Dimetrodon, which only lived during the Permian. It had hyperelongated vertebral spines that formed a prominent dorsal sail. The function of the sail is thought to be body temperature regulation and/or attracting mates.

Creator

St. John, James

Source

Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date

2006

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Original Format

Photographs

Physical Dimensions

3,008 × 2,000 pixels

Files

Diorama_of_a_Permian_forest_floor_-_Dimetrodon_1_(43884793680).jpg

Citation

St. John, James, “Diorama featuring a Dimetrodon in a Permian forest,” SCRC Virtual Museum at Southern Illinois University's Morris Library, accessed August 17, 2022, https://scrcexhibits.omeka.net/items/show/778.

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