Ancient Salamander Long As a Car!

Ancient Salamander Long As a Car!

Have you wondered if a small salamander would ever be as long as a car? Well, now researchers have found an ancient salamander as long as a car. This creature was the ancestor of frogs and it had very sharp teeth. Back in the dinosaur time period, this creature was a danger for all the dinosaurs who lived near the water. The salamander itself lived in lakes and rivers, and ate fish. The scientists don’t know what kind of species it was, but at first they thought it was a type of crocodile. Javier F. said, “This animal was a very interesting creature that existed long ago!”

This mysterious creature was found in Southern Portugal. The researchers  began digging in 2009, and the excavation lasted several years. As a result, bones were uncovered in a half-meter thick layer of rock. Investigators want to continue researching more information of this ancient creature.