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Pterygotus
Pterygotus anglicus reconstruction
An artist's illustration of Pterygotus anglicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Merostomata
Family: Pterygotidae
Genus: Pterygotus
Agassiz, 1839
Species: P. anglicus
Type species
Pterygotus anglicus
Agassiz, 1844

Pterygotus[1] (meaning “winged fish”) was an arthropod from the Silurian. That was as big as a crocodile it hid under the sands preying on what ever comes close to it it heavy built and Was about 3 meters long.

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It appears in Walking with Monsters: Life Before The Dinosaurs where a female thats a mother kills a Brontoscorpio that was chasing a Cephalaspis, and feeds it to her young.

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Pterygotus/Gallery

  1. Genus names should be italicized according to common ICZN writing practice
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