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Reptiles Guide


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Conservation status: Fossil
Fossil range: Mid Permian

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Procolophonomorpha
Suborder: Procolophonia
Family: Pareiasauridae
Genus: Pareiasaurus
  • P. baini
  • P. bombidens
  • P. russouwi
  • P. serridens

Pareiasaurus is an extinct genus of anapsid reptile from the Permian period. It was about 2,50 m (8 ft 4 in) long.

Pareiasaurus was a large quadruped with elephantine legs, walking in a semi-erect posture. Its skull had several spine- and wart-like protrusions. Pareiasaurus's leaf-shaped teeth, ideal for biting through tough plant fibers, indicate it was a herbivore. Even the pallet had teeth on it.


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