‘Edward Scissorhands’ creature that lived 230 million years in the past found in Brazil

Artist impression of Venetorapter gassenae, which lived round 230 million years in the past.  (Picture credit score: Caio Fantini)

An historic reptile with huge arms and lengthy, sword-like claws has been unearthed in southern Brazil. Its “arms and claws, which look a bit like these of Edward Scissorhands, could have been used to catch prey or climb bushes,” Rodrigo Müller, a paleontologist on the Federal College of Santa Maria in Brazil, informed Stay Science. 

Müller and his staff found the reptile’s stays in a rice farm within the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil.

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