On a dry lake bed in what would become central Wyoming, a trio of Heptasuchus clarki has succomed to severe drought. Their mummified carcasses are exposed to scorching heat and windstorms that quickly break them down and scatter their bones. The last bit of a dry lake bed will soon attract another of the great predators, who like his fallen relatives will soon perish under the unrelenting Late Triassic heat. Millions of years later, the vestiges of this event will be discovered in the Popo Agie Formation northwest of Casper, Wyoming. Heptasuchus clarki was named in 1979 and remains formally undescribed and enigmatic.