This video says about itself:
3 February 2011
Fellow Antarctica expedition team members Chris Sidor, Adam Huttenlocker, and Roger Smith excavate Triassic amphibian and reptile fossils from the Fremouw Formation on Graphite Peak. This is the seventh in a series of video reports documenting the team’s daily life and fieldwork during their expedition to Antarctica.
Palaeontologists in Europe and the United States have identified the beast as a Parotosuchus, a two-metre-long (6.5-feet) giant salamander-like predator that lived 40 million years before the first dinosaurs, inhabiting lakes and rivers.
Previous Parotosuchus remains have been found in Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia and South Africa — until now the most southerly part of their range.
Parotosuchus lived in an era when Africa and Antarctica are believed to have joined together in a supercontinent called Pangea.
The researchers believe the new specimen shows that conditions were mild enough in the late Early or Middle Triassic period to let a cold-blooded creature live near Pangea’s southern margin, seasonally at least.
The paper is authored by palaeontologists at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington state; at France’s National Museum of Natural History; and at the State Museum for Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany.
It appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology.
A relict basal tetrapod from Germany: first evidence of a Triassic chroniosuchian outside Russia: here.
Permian plant fossils in the Antarctic: here.