Season 40, Episode 17 Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters

First Aired: April 24, 2013

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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