Prehistoric Models: Pareiasaurs

Pareiasaurs meaning “cheek lizards” are an extinct clade of parareptiles (basal amniotes meaning “near reptiles”).  The group were armoured with osteoderms (bony deposits forming scales or plates in the skin) and were the largest reptiles of the Permian. First appearing in the fossil record in southern Pangaea and reaching global distrubutions by the late Permian from 265 to 252 million years ago.

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Superclass: Tetrapoda – Class: Reptilia – Clade: Sauropsida – Clade: Parareptilia – Order: Procolophonomorpha – Clade: Procolophonia – Family: Pareiasauridae

 

Genus: Scutosaurus “shield lizard
Genus pronounced: Scut-o-sore-us
Species: S. karpinski
Named by: Amalitzky – 1922
Classification: Family: Pareiasauridae
Time: Late Permian (Wuchiapingian to Changhsingian)
Locality: Russia
Size: 2.5 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Genus: Scutosaurus “shield lizard
Genus pronounced: Scut-o-sore-us
Species: S. karpinski
Named by: Amalitzky – 1922
Classification: Family: Pareiasauridae
Time: Late Permian (Wuchiapingian to Changhsingian)
Locality: Russia
Size: 2.5 meters long
Diet: Herbivore
Genus: Scutosaurus “shield lizard
Genus pronounced: Scut-o-sore-us
Species: S. karpinski
Named by: Amalitzky – 1922
Classification: Family: Pareiasauridae
Time: Late Permian (Wuchiapingian to Changhsingian)
Locality: Russia
Size: 2.5 meters long
Diet: Herbivore

The video below is from my YouTube Jurassic James 65:

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