Prehistoric Models: Allokotosauria

Allokotosauria is a clad of early archosauromorpha meaning “ruling reptile forms” in Greek, is a clade of diapsid reptiles containing all reptiles more closely related to archosaurs. Archosaurs include crocodilians, dinosaurs, and birds (avian dinosaurs), rather than lepidosaurus including snakes, lizards, and tuataras.

The name Allokotosauria is derived from the Greek meaning “strange reptiles” in reference to unexpected grouping of early archosauromorph with a high disparity of features typically associated with herbivory (eating plants). Members of Allokosauria from the middle Triassic Period are known from Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe

Primary source of the data below courtesy:

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Superclass: Tetrapoda – Class: Reptilia – Clade: Diapsids – Clade: Archosauromorpha – Clade: Crocopoda – Clade: Allokotosauria – Family: Azendohsauridae


Middle Triassic (Ladinian) to Late Triassic (Carnian)


Genus: Shringasaurus “horned lizard
Genus pronounced: Shrin-gah-sore-us
Species: S. indicus (type)
Named by: S.‭ ‬Sengupta,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Ezcurra‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬Bandyopadhyay‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017
Classification: Family: Azendohsauridae
Time: Middle Triassic (Anisian)
Locality: India, Madhya Pradesh – Denwa Formation
Size: 4 meters long
Diet: Herbivore

The video below is from my YouTube Jurassic James 65:

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