Fossil of the Day: The Marine Reptile that Really Sucked

Hear the word “hammerhead” and you probably think of sharks in the family Sphyrnidae, or perhaps the locals that were less than welcoming to Riddick and other delicious humans in Pitch Black.

You probably do not think of a Triassic marine reptile that bears an uncanny resemblance to an old Hoover upright.

Atopodenatus unicus, about 9 feet long, lived a quiet life some 242 million years ago, minding its own herbivorous business, just swimming along the ocean floor sucking up veg

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