Project Description

The second panel from the “Age of Reptiles” features Permian Texas from 280 million years ago. Red cliffs of striped sedimentary rock deposited by ancient seas tower in the background. A Seymouria navigates a hazardous path between a predatory fin-backed Dimetrodon and its lunch, the plant-eating, sail-finned Edaphosaurus. Scale trees such as Sigillaria and Lepidodendron dot the landscape. Modern researchers have found no evidence that Dimetrodon actually ate Edaphosaurus.