The earliest known reptile is Hylonomus lyelli. It is also the first animal known to have fully adapted to life on land. Hylonomus lived about 315 million years ago, during the time we call the Late Carboniferous Period. This time period is also known as the Pennsylvanian and as the Coal Age.
Beside this, are reptiles prehistoric?
Meet the Ancestral Reptiles of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic Eras. Some time during the late Carboniferous period, about 300 million years ago, the most advanced amphibians on earth evolved into the first true reptiles.
Likewise, what reptile is as old as the dinosaurs?
What animals are considered prehistoric?
8 freaky-looking prehistoric animals that still exist today
- Tuatara: 220 million years old.
- Horseshoe crab: 540 million years old.
- Nautiluses: 500 million years old.
- Tadpole shrimp: 250 million years old.
- Ctenophores: 700 million years old.
- Coelacanth: 360 million years old.
- Elephant sharks: 420 million years old.
- Turtles: 250 million years old.
Are sharks dinosaurs?
Sharks. Today's sharks are descended from relatives that swam alongside dinosaurs in prehistoric times. In fact, the largest predator of all time was a shark called a Megalodon. It lived just after the dinosaurs, 23 million years ago, and only went extinct 2.6 million years ago.