This freaky lizard lived in an isolated desert 250 million years ago . As for Bunostegos, it’s name means “kobby [skull] roof.” It was a cow-sized, plant eating reptile with a bumpy skull and bony armor down its back. Its features suggest that it was more closely related to older and more primitive pareiasaurs, leading to the conclusion that its genealogical lineage was isolated for millions of years. That, or its features were the result of convergent evolution.
This freaky lizard lived in an isolated desert 250 million years ago
Bunostegos, Latin for "knobby skull roof," - belong to a group of lizards called pareiasaurs. Their skulls are believed to date back to the late Permian period, more than 250 million years ago, and older than many dinosaur fossils seen today in museums.